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Learn more about traumatic brain injury

It has been called the “silent epidemic,” because millions of Americans walk around with a traumatic brain injury each year.

TBI can affect everything from memory and processing speed to emotional regulation, without a person even fully recognizing the changes. Unlike more overtly “visible” brain injuries, such as stroke, TBI can be trickier to detect, especially in its less drastic form, such as concussion. More severe TBIs can cause changes to levels of independence. Someone who may have lived alone and worked full-time may need a great deal of support initially or ongoing to return to a "new normal."

It’s as if portions of our circuit board have shorted out, resulting in unpredictable cognitive gaps in everything from word recall, attention and ability to retain new information, to planning, organization and executive functioning. This can happen to people of all ages, all educational levels, and all walks of life. TBI does not discriminate. The degree of needs varies greatly depending on the location and severity of the damage. 

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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!