Treatment efficacy: cognitive-communicative disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury in adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may result in a broad array of cognitive-communicative impairments. Cognitive-communicative impairments are the result of deficits in linguistic and nonlinguistic cognitive functions. The speech-language pathologist functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team of professionals that collaboratively assess and treat individuals with TBI. The role of the speech-language pathologist includes assessment of all aspects of communication, as well as the communicative implications of cognitive deficits, and swallowing; treatment planning and programming, as determined by the individual's stage of recovery; client and family training/counseling; and interdisciplinary consultation. The effectiveness of speech and language intervention for specific cognitive deficits (e.g., attention, memory, executive functions) as well as general issues of social-skills training and early intervention are illustrated by scientific and clinical evidence from group-treatment and single-subject studies as well as case studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Coelho, CA; DeRuyter, F; Stein, M

Published Date

  • October 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 5

Start / End Page

  • S5 - 17

PubMed ID

  • 8898262

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4685


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States