A traumatic brain injury can cause a variety of symptoms, including disruptions to speech and language skills. The team at Celebrations Speech Group in Brentwood, Stockton, and Elk Grove, California, provides customized speech therapy for children and adults following a traumatic brain injury and can help you rebuild your language skills. Call Celebrations Speech Group or schedule an appointment online today.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when you receive a blow to the head that interferes with your brain's normal function. Traumatic brain injuries and their symptoms range in severity, such as a temporary change in mental state or extended period of unconsciousness, such as a coma.
You might experience a traumatic brain injury during an automobile collision or a sports-related accident.
In some cases, a traumatic brain injury affects the regions of the brain that control speech and language skills. Some of the ways a brain injury can affect speech include:
A traumatic brain injury can also trigger aphasia. Aphasia affects your ability to understand or produce coherent speech. It can also disrupt your ability to read or write.
Aphasia is also highly variable ranging from not finding the right word to the inability to produce speech coherent enough to be understood. The condition also varies in permanence.
Speech therapists can help you or your child regain speech and language skills after a traumatic brain injury. The team at Celebrations Speech Group begins with a comprehensive assessment of speech and language to identify areas of weakness and lost skills.
Depending on your specific needs, your speech therapist can help you or your child:
Your speech therapist can also help you or your child rebuild social language skills. You can relearn how to read social cues, turn-taking in conversation, and listening to respond appropriately.
It can take time to rebuild your speech and language skills after a traumatic brain injury. A speech therapist can help you use other communications tools like picture boards or computers to help you express yourself while you recover.
Don't delay treatment after a traumatic brain injury. Call Celebrations Speech Group or schedule an appointment online today.