Traumatic Brain Injury

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A Review of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries Cassie M. Meche Southern University and A&M College Table of Contents: Introduction……………………………………………………………… 3 Background ……………………………………………………………….3-4 Review of Literature …………………………………………………….. 5-6 Discussion and Summary ………………………………………………... 6 Limitations ………………………………………………………………. 7 Scope of Practice ………………………………………………………… 7 What I learned …………………………………………………………… 7-8 Resources ………………………………………………………………… 8 References ……………………………………………………………….. 9 A Review of Augmentative and Alternative Communication In Children and Adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries Cassie M. Meche Southern University and A&M College Table of Contents: Introduction……………………………………………………………… 3 Background ……………………………………………………………….3-4 Review of Literature …………………………………………………….. 5-6 Discussion and Summary ………………………………………………... 6 Limitations ………………………………………………………………. 7 Scope of Practice ………………………………………………………… 7 What I learned …………………………………………………………… 7-8 Resources…show more content…
According to ASHA, “The goal of intervention is to get the individual back to as much functional daily living activities as possible”. The SLP can focus on strengths and weaknesses and assist the individual in acquiring new strategies to compensate. Of course, treatment will vary from person- to- person, but overall the goal is to get them back to as normal functioning as possible. This is done through functional and collaborative efforts with other professionals. It is very important to measure outcomes and goals and track progress made or not made. And finally, in the scope of practice for an SLP educating family and caregivers on the nature of the individual’s deficits so they can understand how to communicate

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