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Kaitlyn Sainato's project, Acquired Communication Disorders Following Brain Damage, was completed for the Health Promotion/Public Health Studies course, HE 290, taught by Dr. Jamie Pigman.
Abstract: Brain damage can generate debilitating health consequences that can drastically obstruct the quality of life for individuals across the lifespan, as it is the leading cause of long-term disability for children and adults in the United States. In analyzing existing research, this literature review paper addresses various types of communication disorders that can be acquired following obstruction to the speech and language regions of the brain. Referenced as an invisible epidemic, communication disorders following brain damage are less detected than other comorbidities, therefore, are often left untreated. Given the risk of misdiagnosis, communication disorders are a vital area of research.