Communication is so important to our world, but it can be drastically affected for brain injury survivors. Difficulties include word finding, forming ideas, expressing oneself, understanding nonverbal cues, and more… so let’s work to understand this deeper and talk about some tips that can help!
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, we are diving into the connection between communication and cognition, and how this can be affected after brain injury. Katherine Noyes is a Speech Language Pathologist who is here to guide us in learning tools for improvement for executive functioning and communication. We also discuss tips for family/caregivers to help the survivor get their goal of communication across, as well as the non-verbal side of social cues, difficulty understanding sarcasm, and more.
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2:00 10 Years
7:05 Introducing Katherine
10:15 Communication & Cognition
15:00 SLP / After Brain Injury
22:05 Tools for Improvement
28:55 Routine as a Strategy
33:05 Word Finding / Goal of Communication
36:05 How Family/Caregivers can Help
39:50 Difficulty with Social Cues / Sarcasm
48:35 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Katherine Noyes is a speech-language pathologist, certified brain injury specialist, registered yoga teacher, and co-owner of Lotus Speech & Wellness, LLC. She has worked as an SLP in both inpatient and outpatient medical settings since 2011. She specializes in helping adults with brain injuries improve communication, cognition, and mind-body wellness through her speech-language pathology and yoga offerings. Katherine lives in Maine with her husband and son.
Connect: @lotus_slp | lotusslp.com
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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