Most people recover from a concussion, however, about 20% of adults and children experience prolonged post-concussions symptoms. These symptoms can include cognitive-communication difficulties: trouble understanding conversations, talking, reading, writing and with social interaction, all of which can adversely affect one’s daily life. These post-concussion symptoms, however, do not need to persist. Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) can help!
S-LPs are healthcare professionals who screen, assess, identify and treat speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), swallowing and feeding problems for all age groups. As crucial members of post-concussion rehabilitation teams, S-LPs work to address and provide interventions for thinking, memory and attention difficulties, cognitive-communication disorders and other communication challenges.
SAC has developed new Speech and Hearing Month resources for 2020, surrounding the important role S-LPs play in concussion management and treatment. Check out the poster and info sheet to learn more. Click the images to view the PDFs.