Previous literature on traumatic brain injury focuses on young child and older adults. This study seeks to improve upon this literature through examining the process and strategies speech-language pathologists utilize to (re)integrate 18 to 25 year-old patients with moderate to severe TBI into the work force. The researcher uses purposive sampling and the snowball method to survey speech-language pathologists in inpatient rehabilitation centers. The major conclusions of this study were that the participants felt prepared and knowledgeable to meet the patients’ needs, they used a variety of strategies to remediate patients, and that participants viewed the overall process of returning patients to either the workforce or school as similar and of equal importance.
Esselstyn, Flinn Bingham, "We All Fall Down, How Do We Get Up? (Re)integration for Patients 18 to 25 Years Old With Traumatic Brain Injury" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7318.
Traumatic brain injury, speech-language pathology, workforce
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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