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Dealing with speech and language issues after a brain injury

People who suffer major injuries in Florida know that the road to recovery can be difficult. Depending on the type of injury the person may not be able to use a certain body part for a period of time, and sometimes such loss is permanent depending on the type of injury. However, recovering from traumatic brain injuries can be more difficult than recovering from other types of injuries. Some people will never fully recover from a traumatic brain injury.

Victims of traumatic brain injuries may suffer from both mental and physical problems. Due to the many different problems that can stem from traumatic brain injuries, the victim may need to see many different specialists.

One of these specialists is a speech-language specialist. This type of specialist deals with communication issues as well as swallowing problems. The specialist will conduct a thorough examination to determine the extent of the problems. The exam will look at the muscles that control speech to determine their strength as well as the person's ability to swallow to ensure that they can eat and receive the proper nutrition.

The exam will also analyze the person's understanding of grammar, reading and writing. They will also check the person's ability to understand jokes, sarcasm and general absurdities in certain situations. In addition, they will also analyze the person's problem solving skills and ability to navigate through certain life situations. After the exam is complete, the specialist will develop a treatment plan.

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries in Florida may need to be in rehab for a long time. This rehabilitation may involve the services of a number of specialists. These specialists can be costly, but the victim may be able to seek compensation depending on who caused the injury.

Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, "Traumatic Brian Injury" accessed on March 7, 2016

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