Today more and more attention is being paid to the problems that kids may develop after sustaining a concussion related to sports activity. At our practice we see many children who develop speech problems after a concussion. We are able to provide effective speech therapy for these kids and help them effectively work with their speech deficiencies. If you are looking for an expert Upper East Side speech therapist, you will want to contact us at our practice of Maia C. King, MS CCC-SLP.
Our highly trained and experienced speech-language pathologist is Maia C. King. Maia King offers a wide variety of speech therapy services, and she will gladly visit your home, office, or just about anywhere to provide this critical service. We even offer tele-health speech therapy via Skype or Face Time. Sports-related concussions are very common in children aged 8 through 13 and account for more than half of the emergency room visits in that age range. Unfortunately, once you have a concussion your chance of experiencing another is greater than before. Concussions are most common in sports like football and soccer. Our Upper East Side Speech therapist works with many children who have speech problems stemming from sports-related concussions. It is very important for a child to always have a thorough medical evaluation after a concussion. After all, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. It can cause many serious medical problems, including problems with speech, language and social communication as well as problems with attention and swallowing.
Maia King, our Upper East Side speech therapist / speech language pathologist will be able to provide a complete evaluation of your child’s speech and language skills following a concussion. She will be able to determine if there are any deficits present, and will then be able to work to develop a plan for recovery that is individualized and well-suited for your child’s situation. Many sports participants hate to get out of the game, and will even be encouraged by teammates or coaches to return to the game when they really shouldn’t. It is important to note that consciousness does not have to be lost for a concussion to occur. Don’t take this as a sign that your child was not seriously injured. Unfortunately, as many as 50 percent of high school athletes do not even report concussions. If your child has a concussion or sports-related head injury it is never good to just “let it go” if everything seems ok. Seek medical attention. Then, make an appointment to see Maia King for a full speech evaluation. Should problems be detected, Ms. King will work with your child to help him or her overcome their speech problems.