We treat speech-language problems

HEAD TRAUMA

A brain injury, also called traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can cause many different problems. Even a mild brain injury like a concussion can cause short-term problems.

Common causes of TBI in children include falls, sports injuries, and car and bike accidents. Your child may look the same, but his/her brain may not work as well as it did before. He/she may:

  • Have problems paying attention or remembering things
  • Have trouble doing things that used to be easy for him/her
  • Have problems talking, reading, and writing
  • Get frustrated or angry more easily
  • Not be able to chew and swallow as well

Speech-language pathologists work as part of the team providing care to individuals who have experienced head trauma. The evaluation typically includes assessments of how well the individual pays attention, remembers, and solves problems. Speech, understanding, reading and writing are also tested.

Even a mild brain injury can cause problems. While your child is healing, the speech-language pathologist can help by:

  • Developing a schedule to give your child breaks during the day
  • Working on ways to do schoolwork in smaller chunks
  • Explaining to you and his teachers how to help him/her
  • Helping your child feel less frustrated or discouraged

More serious injuries necessitate therapy goals designed to work on things that may be hard for the individual to do. These skills may include:

  • Practicing language and thinking skills
  • Organizing and writing down things she/he needs to remember
  • Using a daily schedule
  • Learning how to pace herself/himself
  • Knowing how to control her/his behavior

The professionals at C.C.I.C., Inc. can help!

Call our main office central intake number to schedule an appointment. 513-771-7655