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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.

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Abby Maslin's "Brain School"
Personal Stories | February 21, 2014
Caregiver Abby Maslin used her background as a teacher to help her husband recover — with flashcards, books on tape, and singing in the car with their little boy.

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Making a Difference #8: Communication
By: The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council | April 12, 2011
Communication can often be challenging for people with TBI. Learn strategies that help.


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