Children with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically experience a wide range of symptoms that can evolve over time. Some of the speech and language issues that your child might have trouble with include finding the right words, producing the correct sounds, and organizing information. Work with your child’s recovery team to develop a treatment plan and learn about coping methods. Your child’s recovery team will likely include his doctor, neuropsychologist, occupational therapist, and speech-language pathologist (SLP).
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically results in a wide range of physical and cognitive effects. Recovery is gradual and many children only partially recover from their injuries. Before developing his treatment plan, your child’s speech-language pathologist (SLP) will conduct a thorough evaluation of the changes in his speech and language skills. She will also determine the impact of those changes on his day-to-day routine. The SLP will use a formal and an informal assessment to evaluate your child.