Helping a patient with cognitive and language difficulties after a TBI does not have to involve bells and whistles. Strategies like hanging a white board on the back of the patient's front door to remind him what he needs for that day can make a significant difference in the functionality of that person's life.
Inbal Eshel, MA, CCC-SLP is the lead traumatic brain injury speech-language pathologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions aimed at minimizing cognitive and language deficits and maximizing quality of life.
Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Brian King, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.