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Training communication partners of people with severe traumatic brain injury improves everyday conversations

Training communication partners of people with chronic severe traumatic brain injury was more efficacious than training the person with traumatic brain injury alone. Read article

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Brain scans reveal which ‘vegetative’ patients are alert, trapped in bodies

Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious. Read article

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Writing and Communicating with an Acquired or Traumatic Brain Injury

Generally, individuals with ABI/TBI may have issues with different aspects of the learning process. My personal symptoms can be common in many ABI/TBI survivors along with other severe cognitive or physical disabilities. In an academic setting someone with an ABI/TBI … Continue reading

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Pupil response may help brain-damaged patients communicate

People with brain damage that has left them mute and motionless may be able to communicate with a system that measures the size of their pupils, a new study has found. Read article

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Communicating after brain injury

Often relationships after the traumatic event can be stressful with poor communication underlying family break-ups and a feeling of isolation for the person living with a TBI. Read article

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The mind-reading computer that could communicate with coma patients

Canadian researchers have developing a mind-reading computer that could help communicate with people in a coma. Read article

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Emotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury

Children with TBI have difficulty understanding the dual role of facial emotions in expressing feelings and communicating socially relevant but deceptive emotions, and these difficulties likely contribute to their social problems. Read article

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Variations in the quality of inpatient rehabilitation care to facilitate school re-entry and cognitive and communication function for children with TBI

Substantial variations exist in the delivery of paediatric inpatient rehabilitation care processes for managing school re-entry and cognitive and communication impairments after traumatic brain injury. Read article

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Is Anybody in There? Searching for Consciousness in an Injured Brain

In recent years, neuroscientists have developed fMRI brain scans and other methods to assess consciousness. In a few cases, this technology has enabled rudimentary communication with patients trapped inside an unresponsive body. In the future, some scientists believe, it may … Continue reading

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