Sometimes after a traumatic brain injury, people can have cognitive problems as well as communication problems, which can impair their ability to live independently. They may not be able to organize their thoughts; they may have a hard time processing new information; or they may have trouble finding the "right" words -- words they need to express their thoughts and share their feelings. And early on after a traumatic brain injury, especially if the injury is more severe, the person may have trouble with more basic skills like swallowing, chewing, or forming basic word sounds.
My Husband Thinks My Voice is Quieter After My Brain Injury
Strategies for better communication after a TBI.
After My Brain Injury, Why Is Speaking Harder on Some Days than Others?
Aphasia can occur after a TBI and affect a person’s use of language.
Communicating After a TBI
Finding the right words and keeping your train of thought after a brain injury can be hard.
How to Avoid Being Tongue-Tied After a Brain Injury
Reading out loud can be challenging after a TBI. Learn ways to cope.
Strategies for communication after TBI-related aphasia.
Why So Many Questions?
How to help when your loved one keeps repeating herself.
Educating Others About Slurred Speech After Brain Injury
Here are ideas to help others understand why you talk slowly or with difficulty.
Hearing Loss After TBI
Suggestions to help someone with a hearing loss stay connected to family and friends.