Category Archives: Neurological Disorders

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Swallowing and Cognitive Issues

 Each March, the Brain Injury Association of America conducts a public awareness campaign for traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Speech language pathologists are often heavily involved in rehabilitation after a brain injury since speech and language issues are a common result … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: How Speech-Language Therapy Can Help!

Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness month? In support of this public awareness campaign, we at Speech Associates of NY are running a series of blogs on how traumatic brain injuries and how speech-language therapy can help … Continue reading

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March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

Did you know that each year 2.4 million Americans sustain a brain injury? Brain injuries can cause a range of deficits and disabilities, including a variety of issues with speech, language and communication. Each March, the Brain Injury Association of … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: How a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

The rough and tumble play of childhood is a part of growing up; unfortunately, occasional serious injuries can be an unintended consequence of childhood roughhousing. Last week we discussed how recent evidence has suggested that even a minor traumatic brain … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Over the past month, we’ve touched on two different awareness campaigns: April is both Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Month. Today, we’ll discuss another devastating disease being highlighted by a national awareness campaign: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help? (Part 2)

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can have a significant impact on communication. As an individual heals from a neurological injury, communication deficits can range from a slight difficulty organizing one’s thoughts to the complete loss of spoken language. Last week, … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury: How Can a Speech-Language Pathologist Help?

Did you know that each year 1.7 million Americans will sustain a traumatic brain injury? A TBI can leave the victim with a range of deficits, including problems with speech and language. Because a brain injury can impact communication, a … Continue reading

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is an organization devoted to advancing brain injury prevention, research, treatment, and education to improve quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Each year BIAA declares March National Brain Injury … Continue reading

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Part 3

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed sensory integration disorder, a disorder that can affect communication by causing difficulty for the individual in processing different sensory stimuli in the environment. In our last blog, we discussed the challenges of children … Continue reading

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October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Rett Syndrome is a rare developmental disorder. It’s often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specified developmental disorder. While Rett syndrome does share many characteristics and symptoms with these disorders, it is a completely separate entity. In order to help … Continue reading

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