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  • Understanding the MRI: What Does It Measure and is it Reliable?

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 2-Dec-2016

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a key tool for understanding neurological functions, from diagnosing patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to investigating the role of speech and language in the brain. The functional MRI (fMRI), which measures brain activity by detecting changes in blood flow, is now widely used to study linguistic processes in particular. Because these complex ...
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  • Common Core State Standards for Children with TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Nov-2016

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have promoted the importance of expository texts at all grade levels and across subject fields. This may pose challenges for students with language difficulties – a common symptom of traumatic brain injury (TBI) – across all domains of perception, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Learning-disabled children may struggle with the ...
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  • Communication in Children After TBI: Does Use of Symbols and Signs Affect Emotional Processing?

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 22-Nov-2016

    Active and athletic children are particularly prone to sustaining traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can result in a number of cognitive and behavioral deficits, and language impairment. Previous research has suggested that the development of language and emotional competence are related in children who use speech. However, there are few such studies involving children with cognitive disabilities ...
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  • Think Differently About Traumatic Brain Injury: Tips for Daily Living

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 18-Nov-2016

    Blows to the head can occur from a myriad of circumstances. True, not all blows to the head will result in a brain injury, but even a “hard hit” to the head that leaves someone momentarily dazed or with headaches following soon after the hit can disrupt thinking skills for a short period of time. And, repeated blows like this may result in cumulative effects that can affect thinking ...
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  • Exploring Factors Influencing Occupational Therapists' Perception of Patients' Rehabilitation Potential After Acquired Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 15-Nov-2016

    When formulating a treatment plan for patients who have experienced acquired brain injury (ABI), rehabilitation professionals are encouraged to screen individual patient traits to determine which services they require. However, not much has been studied about the specific role of occupational therapists in this screening process. A recent Canadian study explored the factors that influence ...
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