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What will speech therapy entail after TBI?

Speech therapy is an essential part of rehabilitation for many people who suffer traumatic brain injury. After a brain injury, people may have slurred speech, difficulty pronouncing words, and/or an inability to say a word even though the person knows what he or she wants to say.

Speech therapy after a brain injury will assist people with their speech quality, help them express themselves verbally and with the written word, and evaluate speaking skills necessary for work or school activities. The therapist may recommend specific devices to enhance the person’s ability to speak and communicate such as a computer or other communication device. In addition, the speech therapist may work with relearning cognitive skills that were affected with the traumatic brain injury and help to manage dysphagia or difficulty swallowing.

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