Cognitive communication connections and higher-level language with traumatic brain-injured population
Subjects with traumatic brain injuries frequently have difficulty reintegrating into their communities and jobs. Word finding deficits are common, but it is also common for these patients to suffer from cognitive impairments. Cognitive impairments with memory, attention, processing speed, executive functions, and theory of mind impact higher-level communication skills, such as inferencing, figurative language, prosody comprehension, and ambiguity. These areas of language functioning are important for daily communication skills and research would facilitate speech/language therapists in their assessment and treatment of this population. It is important not only for treatment, but for patient and family education as well. This chapter discusses topics such as theoretical framework and empirical data that have been identified in this area.
Cellular, Molecular, Physiological, and Behavioral Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury
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Koebli, Judith R., "Cognitive communication connections and higher-level language with traumatic brain-injured population" (2022). Kean Publications. 744.