Outcomes in mTBI: Clinical Considerations The clinical population of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is one in which reported difficulties often relate to very high-level cognitive, linguistic, motoric, and pragmatic function. It is a population that represents a rapidly expanding and transforming subset of overall clinical caseload and one in which attempts to measure recovery ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Outcomes in mTBI: Clinical Considerations
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  • Amber Hollingsworth
    Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, FL
  • Disclosure: Amber Hollingsworth has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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    Amber Hollingsworth pursued her education at the University of Florida, earning her PhD with a focus in adult neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders under the guidance of Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi (SLP) and Kenneth Heilman (MD). Hollingsworth is a clinical speech pathologist at the VA Health Care System in Bay Pines, FL, where she is the head of the TBI-rehabilitation program for speech pathology. Hollingsworth also serves as chair for the VA Taskforce examining evidence-based practice in aphasia and is a member of the Bay Pines institutional review board.
    Amber Hollingsworth pursued her education at the University of Florida, earning her PhD with a focus in adult neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders under the guidance of Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi (SLP) and Kenneth Heilman (MD). Hollingsworth is a clinical speech pathologist at the VA Health Care System in Bay Pines, FL, where she is the head of the TBI-rehabilitation program for speech pathology. Hollingsworth also serves as chair for the VA Taskforce examining evidence-based practice in aphasia and is a member of the Bay Pines institutional review board.×
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Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2012
Outcomes in mTBI: Clinical Considerations
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2012, Vol. 22, 136-142. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.4.136
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2012, Vol. 22, 136-142. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.4.136

The clinical population of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is one in which reported difficulties often relate to very high-level cognitive, linguistic, motoric, and pragmatic function. It is a population that represents a rapidly expanding and transforming subset of overall clinical caseload and one in which attempts to measure recovery outcome must increasingly focus on a wide array of social, economic, academic, and employment criteria. This article aims to provide an overview of the types of outcome measures available, the benefits and limitations of each, and potential opportunities and barriers for their implementation in a clinical setting.

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