Assisting Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2d ed. Karen Hux Subtitled “The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists,” this prepares practicing SLPs in serving people with an often “hidden disability” who are indistinguishable from non-injured people. The three sections present 1) understanding TBI, including definitions, injury severity, and mechanics; 2) the role of the SLP in discussing major disorders associated with TBI, such as post-traumatic amnesia, cognitive-communication impairments, motor speech disorders, and swallowing disorders; and 3) understanding reintegration that provides guides to relative issues and effective methods of transitioning survivors into family, community, and other settings. Survivors and family members share real-life stories.
454 pages • Softcover