Cultural-Linguistic Considerations for Speech-Language Pathologists in Serving Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury Hypothetical Case: Amy is 15 years old and was injured in a bicycle accident near her home 2 months ago. A speeding driver ran his truck off the rode and hit her from behind, sending Amy sailing over her handlebars and onto the pavement. She was not wearing a helmet. ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
Cultural-Linguistic Considerations for Speech-Language Pathologists in Serving Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
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  • Janis Ruoff
    George Washington University, Washington, DC
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
Cultural-Linguistic Considerations for Speech-Language Pathologists in Serving Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2002, Vol. 8, 2-5. doi:10.1044/cds8.3.2
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, October 2002, Vol. 8, 2-5. doi:10.1044/cds8.3.2
Hypothetical Case: Amy is 15 years old and was injured in a bicycle accident near her home 2 months ago. A speeding driver ran his truck off the rode and hit her from behind, sending Amy sailing over her handlebars and onto the pavement. She was not wearing a helmet. Amy was flown to a shock trauma center where she was in a coma for 8 days with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Amy returned home after just 2 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, and has been receiving homebound instruction from her school. She is returning to her normal classes at the local high school, and Sue, the speech-language pathologist, has been asked to evaluate her. Although Amy’s parents do not agree to a complete special education assessment, they do consent to the speech-language pathology evaluation because they liked the speech-language pathologist at the hospital and Amy’s medical rehabilitation team said that language and cognition are her greatest needs.
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