The neurodiversity movement has gained tremendous momentum over the past few years, as more individuals recognize the variability of the human brain and what it reveals about how we function, learn, communicate, and interact with the world around us.
The road to recovery following a brain injury can be a long one, be it a stroke, concussion, or a traumatic head injury from an accident. Some patients may be followed by a revolving door of doctors, therapists, nurses, and caregivers for weeks or even years following their initial injury. Treatment for pain, physical injuries, weakness, swallowing, cognition, and prevention of accompanying diseases or disorders is commonly managed during this period of time.
This blog post has been updated from August 2020 to include new resources provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to provide more insight about the extent of effects from Covid-19 and how speech-language pathologists are vital to the patient care process.
Devon Brunson, MS, CCC-SLP
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