Communication: How Communication Changes over Time

Roberta DePompei, Ph.D. and Jean Blosser, Ed.D.
Communication abilities can change over time in a child with a brain injury. This tip card helps parents, educators, and therapists understand how a brain injury affects speech, language and communication. It shows how to identify changes over time as the child’s brain develops and how to refer a child for an evaluation in school.

The effects of a brain injury on a child’s communication can change over time as the child recovers and the brain matures. This tip card identifies changes in information processing, memory and attention with tips on communication and evaluation. A quarterly checklist helps families, teachers, and therapists track changes in cognitive communication skills over two years. It helps educators identify the impact of communication skills on reading, writing and comprehension in the classroom.       

Pages 8
Year 2008, second edition