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Additional Sources for Traumatic Brain Injury

Author / Coordinator:  
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
March 2007

What Research Is Being Done for the Cognitive and Communication Problems Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury?

Researchers are studying many issues related to the special cognitive and communication problems experienced by individuals who have traumatic brain injuries. Scientists are designing new evaluation tools to assess the special problems that children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries encounter. Because the brain of a child is vastly different from the brain of an adult, scientists are also examining the effects of various treatment methods that have been developed specifically for children. These new strategies include the use of computer programs. In addition, research is examining the effects of some medications on the recovery of speech, language, and cognitive abilities following traumatic brain injury.

Where Can I Get Additional Information?

American Academy of Neurology
1080 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
Voice: (612) 695-1940
Internet: www.aan.com

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Voice: (301) 897-5700
Toll-free: (800) 638-8255
TTY: (301) 897-0157
E-mail: actioncenter@asha.org
Internet: www.asha.org

Brain Injury Association, Inc.
105 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: (703) 236-6000
Fax: (703) 236-6001
Toll-free: (800) 444-6443
Internet: www.biausa.org

National Center for Neurogenic
Communication Disorders
Speech and Hearing Sciences
Building 71
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
Voice: (520) 621-1472
Toll-free: (800) 926-2444
Fax: (520) 621-2226
E-mail: center@cnet.shs.arizona.edu
Internet: cnet.shs.arizona.edu

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
31 Center Drive
Bldg. 31, Rm. 2A32, MSC 2425
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Voice: (301) 496-5133
Fax: (301) 496-7101
Internet: www.nichd.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
5600 Fishers Lane
Parklawn Bldg., Rm. 7C02, MCS 8030
Rockville, MD 20892-8030
Voice: (301) 443-4513
Fax: (301) 443-4279
Internet: www.nimh.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
31 Center Drive
Bldg. 31, Rm. 8A16
Bethesda, MD 20892
Voice: (301) 496-5751
Fax: (301) 402-2186
Toll-free: (800) 352-9424
Internet: www.ninds.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
NIA Information Office
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
Toll-free/Voice: (800) 222-2225
Toll-free/TTY: (800) 222-4225
Internet: www.nia.nih.gov

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