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Speech and Language Therapy with Acquired Brain Injury Training
Published 18th February 2016
‘The term ‘acquired brain injury’ (ABI) includes traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as open or closed head injuries or non traumatic brain injuries.’ RCSLT (2006)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) (head injury) can be described as ‘an insult to the brain, not of degenerative or congenital nature, but caused by an external force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness.
The training provided information about the roles and responsibilities of the Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). It covered SLT diagnosis, forms of assessment and types of therapy and management. Course evaluation was extremely positive with attendees requesting further information about swallowing difficulties also (another possible area of difficulty with ABI).
If you are interested in providing training to your team about Communication and/or Swallowing difficulties please don't hesitate to contact.