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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

I sustained a traumatic brain injury and wanted to continue with my study to become a trained Early Childhood Teacher. Ellen was appointed as my Speech Language Therapist and set about putting a programme in place to ensure that I could reach this goal. Her approach to achieve this was to offer attention based exercises. We had set our goals that were to achieve me double checking my work, understanding a question to help me achieve writing essays and achieving my exams. We also undertook activities to switch my attention from one task to another. Ellen would tell me why we would do a particular activity which I felt helped me to understand her approach. I found Ellen's approach successful as I have noticed a change in myself such as understanding a given task or social situation more and my ability to think about how to achieve a task or social aspect and achieve a positive outcome. I had come to Ellen about myself laughing with certain people in odd situations and she would listen well and give me good advice on how to control the laughing, I found this to be a positive talk about something I was very embarrassed about. I felt I could talk to her about anything else after that as she made me feel comfortable ok about it.
2013-07-23T04:53:37+00:00
I sustained a traumatic brain injury and wanted to continue with my study to become a trained Early Childhood Teacher. Ellen was appointed as my Speech Language Therapist and set about putting a programme in place to ensure that I could reach this goal. Her approach to achieve this was to offer attention based exercises. We had set our goals that were to achieve me double checking my work, understanding a question to help me achieve writing essays and achieving my exams. We also undertook activities to switch my attention from one task to another. Ellen would tell me why we would do a particular activity which I felt helped me to understand her approach. I found Ellen's approach successful as I have noticed a change in myself such as understanding a given task or social situation more and my ability to think about how to achieve a task or social aspect and achieve a positive outcome.