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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