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Inbal Eshel: Changes and Constants in Speech Therapy in the Last Decade

Changes and Constants in Speech Therapy in the Last Decade

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As speech language pathologists at Walter Reed, we haven't changed it dramatically since the conflict began in the sense that we look at each person as an individual and as a unique individual. And we address the functional complaints that they have when they come into our therapy rooms. So in that sense, that's been consistent over time. I think the things that have changed are exactly how we think about treating the patient--the types of compensatory strategies that we use and introduce and the way in which we have the patients apply those, I think that has probably changed over the period of time in the past 10 years.

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Care for patients with TBI has always been tailored for the individual, but the strategies speech therapist use and how  patients are taught to apply them have developed with time, research, and clinical practice.


Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough, Brian King, and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine.

Inbal Eshel, MA, CCC-SLP Inbal Eshel, MA, CCC-SLP is the lead traumatic brain injury speech-language pathologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions aimed at minimizing cognitive and language deficits and maximizing quality of life.

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