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brain injury / head injury (TBI)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, resulting from a trauma to the head. 

brain injury / head injury (traumatic brain injury - TBI) – occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain; possible causes include road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and other accidents.

Communication problems are common after a brain injury and many people experience more than one area of difficulty, depending on the areas of the brain affected and the severity of the injury.

  • language impairment - aphasia/dysphasia
  • disorders of speech affecting speech clarity and control - dysarthria and dyspraxia
  • cognitive communication difficulties also affect communication, including memory impairment and attention difficulties.

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December 2012

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