Our Speech & Language Therapists focus on minimising the impact of functional communication and swallowing difficulties one might experience following a brain injury.
Communication can be affected by having difficulties with:
- Finding words,
- Understanding what has been said,
- Articulating / pronunciation,
- Following a conversation,
- Eye contact,
- Saying things appropriately,
- Organising what is said,
- Understanding humour
Difficulty with functional communication can impact on independent living, inter-personal relationships with friends and/or family, consumer activities, academics, and/or work.
Sometimes people experience difficulty swallowing food and/or fluid following a brain injury. Coughing, choking, or taking longer to eat can greatly affect someone’s life.
Therapeutic intervention can occur individually or in a group, at HITU, home, or in the community.