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Military Members & Veterans with TBI

At Progressive Therapy Associates, we really feel honored to have the opportunity to treat military veterans. We treat military members, veterans, and anyone who's had a blast injury or some type of brain injury while providing military service; those are the people we want to help. Especially those returning with a traumatic brain injury or those who have sustained multiple injuries would be helped at our clinic.

Military personnel and veterans returning home from their service tour, who have suffered a TBI, can often find civilian life very challenging. They often have sound sensitivity and light sensitivity. They're not remembering things like they used to.

For people who don't really understand what happens during a traumatic brain injury; a traumatic brain injury (TBI) means that an area of the brain no longer works. It's like road construction, so there's a road block, or some place you cannot pass. The skills that we provide here at Progressive Therapy Associates can help people find the most direct route to the destination helping them go around that road construction.

The reason that people with a traumatic brain injury end up seeing a speech pathologist is to work on their cognitive skills. We have the training and the background knowledge to be able to recognize what is typical brain functioning and what is atypical. We really hone in and specialize in treating traumatic brain injury at Progressive Therapy Associates.

The care we would provide here at Progressive Therapy Associates to veterans who have suffered a TBI, would address attention, memory, organization, and planning. All of those skills that would be necessary to returning to someone's normal.

Sometimes, when military veterans come here because they've had a brain injury; it's possible they may have already received therapy services prior for that brain injury. Unfortunately, sometimes what we see is that the service that the person received didn't actually fully meet what they needed.

If you've seen one patient with a brain injury, you've seen one patient with a brain injury. A traumatic brain injury looks very different from one person to the next.

The beauty of owning our own clinic is that if there is something that's not working for a patient and we know that we can make something different and better for them, we can implement the change instantly. This allows us to provide the care that's needed on the spot for each individual patient and family.

There's always hope for someone who's suffered a brain injury. Whether it's been two months, two years, or 20 years, there's definitely hope for people who have had a traumatic brain injury. Life doesn't have to be a constant struggle filled with daily stresses. Things can go smoothly, especially if you get some good compensatory strategies in place and learn about how your brain works.

Progressive Therapy Associates offers a free consultation to military service members, veterans and their families.

Give us a call 701-356-7766 to schedule your free consultation and we would be glad to answer any questions that you might have and certainly if what we provide here is not a match for you, we pride ourselves on knowing what's in the community and so we would also provide those connections as well.

Our doors here at Progressive Therapy Associates are absolutely open to service members and veterans. If help is needed for any kind of cognitive dysfunction that they're noticing or things just aren't going as well in their life as they used to, we are here to help.

Free Consultation
Military Members & Veterans with TBI
Qualified Therapists

Our dedicated team of speech-language pathologists are specially trained in speech therapy as it relates to cognitive-communication issues (how you listen, process, focus, remember, and communicate). We are also nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, are nationally recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America and are Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS). We are licensed to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota. We believe every patient deserves the best treatment and support we can offer in every single contact and interaction with us.

Individual Approach

We recognize that no two people have the same needs and that everyone has different learning styles. That’s why we like to call our approach “the Progressive way,” which means we will happily customize treatment plans to meet the unique needs of the individual and their family. We also believe in “the right fit” between patient and therapist, so will make every effort to match you with a clinician who connects with you, understands you, and utilizes a therapy style that is comfortable for you.

We are here to help

Depending on the goals you wish to accomplish and the learning pace that is most comfortable for you, we will arm you with the evidence-based strategies, proven skills, and ample support you need to feel more organized, prepared, and effective. Therapy strategies may range from recommendations for specific tools (such as timers or planners), one-on-one brainstorming and problem-solving to address concerns, therapeutic activities as well as computer trials or worksheets to help strengthen cognitive and executive functions like attention, memory, and planning.

Coaching with compassion

We know that working on cognitive-communication issues is hard work and that it can be easy to feel defeated or overwhelmed by the challenges of building a more efficient brain. However, you will not be in this alone. We are not just speech-language pathologists; we are fellow human beings who care about you, your journey, and your success. We don’t want an appointment to feel like you’ve been sent to the principal’s office. Instead, you’ll find a comfortable space where you’ll feel listened to and understood. And because humor makes everything more bearable, be prepared to laugh and joke a bit too!