Better Hearing and Speech Month – Voice

By Angela Spears MA CCC-SLP, CBIS, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers We rely on our voices every day to interact with others, and a healthy voice is crucial for clear verbal communication.  Just like we swallow without having to think about it, we usually speak without thinking about how our bodies make it happen. Knowing how we…

Better Hearing and Speech Month – Memory

By Angela Spears MA CCC-SLP, CBIS, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers One area that speech & language pathologists assess and treat is memory.  There is no single part of your brain that is solely responsible for memory.  Difficulties with memory after a brain injury can be very frustrating and confusing for the individual and for their family. …

Better Hearing and Speech Month – Communication

By Angela Spears MA CCC-SLP, CBIS, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month!  May is a month to raise awareness of communication disorders and promote treatment for individuals who experience difficulty speaking, understanding, swallowing, and/or hearing.   Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place to another.  Although this definition…

Rainbow Hosts Safety and Skills Bike Fairs

Cycling is the leading cause of sports-related head injuries in children under 14* Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers is hosting two bike fair events to promote bike safety.  The events will take place at Rainbow’s Genesee Treatment Center on Saturday, May 10 and Rainbow’s Oakland treatment center on Saturday, May 17. These bike fairs are just one of the many ways Rainbow is…

Food for Thoughts: Nutrition’s role in proper brain development and cognitive function

By: Kate Sobbry, MS RD, CBIS Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers How our brain utilizes the nutrients from the foods we eat is a complex process that spurs the beginning of many other processes such as bone formation, muscle building, neurotransmission, and conversion into other nutrients. Nutrients play significant roles in mental and physical health before and…

Examples of Neuroplasticity in Cognitive Domains

By: Carolyn A. Scott, Ph.D. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Editor’s Note: While the last edition of RainbowVisions focused on our developing understanding of neuroplasticity, the neurobiology of neuroplasticity, and neuroplasticity after acquired brain injury, this article focuses more specifically on evidence for neuroplasticity in cognitive domains. An individual who experiences a traumatic brain injury may also…