A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. It’s usually caused by a blow to the head, but can also be caused by shaking or a blow to the upper body. Hanen©

The most common concussion symptoms are headache, confusion, feeling like you’re in a ‘fog’, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, and difficulties with thinking, concentration, memory, balance, and coordination. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but many do not. It is possible to have a concussion and not even know it!

Effects of a concussion are usually temporary, with most people fully recovering within a few days or weeks. For some people, however, these effects may last longer and affect their ability to get back to their daily lives. If concussion symptoms persist past a few months, your doctor may diagnose you with Post-Concussion Syndrome. As the symptoms of the concussion have not recovered on their own, you may need assistance from a health professional to help restore functioning or to find ways to work around the difficulties you are having. 

A Speech-Language Pathologist can help determine what difficulties you are having and work with you to improve your skills so that you can get back to doing the things you love!

Related therapies to treat this condition:

Cognitive Communication Therapy

Therapy for cognitive communication focuses on the underlying cognitive processes that can impact a person’s overall communication.

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Concussion Care

Therapy for concussion is just like therapy for traumatic brain injury. Remember, a concussion is actually a form of mild traumatic brain injury. 

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is a fun and functional way to learn new skills and practice goals in a realistic setting.

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