Do you know (or are you) an adult with a brain injury who has been “left behind”?
Brain injury can cause:
- difficulty choosing appropriate topics or “reading” others’ body language
- conversation that is overly personal or disinhibited; lack of “filter”
- inability to judge when and how to enter/exit a conversation
- lack of awareness of the message they are projecting via tone of voice or facial expression, or of another person’s point of view
These social communication impairments can lead to difficulty reintegrating into work, college or social circles. Two of our speech-language pathologists, Kathy Yoshida and Karen Salamon have developed this group program after observing these difficulties throughout their many years of working in the field of acquired brain injury.
This group is designed for people with an acquired brain injury who:
- Are age 18 and older
- Have been living with these difficulties for at least one year (no upper limit)
- Are independent for self-care
- Are currently attempting to work, volunteer, or attend school or community-based programs (these pursuits need not be full time)
- Are willing to carry out practice activities outside of the group
- Wish to increase their social success
- Have sufficient communication skills for group participation
- Ideally have a person (family/friend/care aid) who will assist them in carrying out practice activities and serve as a coach
- Are likely to benefit from the program (as judged by the speech-language pathologists running the program, through a screening process.
We anticipate running this program in fall 2021 but, as with our other in-person programs, we are currently not able to schedule the dates for this program because of COVID-19. If you or someone you know is interested in registering, and would like to be kept in the loop as we work towards firming up dates, cost, etc., please send us an email.