TBI is Traumatic Brain Injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function. Communication difficulties are a common outcome of TBI, as the injury can affect various aspects of language and communication.
Some of the communication challenges that people with TBI may face include difficulty with speech production (such as slurred speech or difficulty finding words), impaired comprehension (difficulty understanding spoken or written language), the problem with social communication (such as interpreting social cues or understanding sarcasm), and challenges with memory and attention (which can impact communication).
Speech therapy is often recommended for people with TBI to help improve communication skills. Therapy may include exercises to improve speech production, comprehension, and social communication and strategies for compensating for memory and attention deficits. Additionally, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices may help individuals with severe communication difficulties communicate effectively.