CONCUSSION / HEAD
INJURY AND STROKE
A person who is diagnosed with post concussion syndrome will have had a history of traumatic injury to the head by direct impact, brainlash / whiplash, or an accident such as an automobile collision, slip and fall, or sports injuries (especially boxing, football, and other contact sports). A stroke or cardiovascular accident occurs when there is either bleeding in the brain or blockage of blood circulation to the brain tissues. This can result in speech problems, comprehension problems, inability to perform mental reasoning, personality changes, body weakness, numbness, or loss of limb movement.
Treatment begins with a neuropsychological evaluation that will determine the patient's difficulties as well as the strengths in their thinking processes. Where indicated, neurocongnitive remediation treatments can address these areas of difficulty and improve the patient's performance.