Brain Injury

Brain Injury

What is a brain injury?

Brain injury is defined as a loss of brain function caused by:

  • an accident
  • road accident
  • sport or leisure pursuits
  • work related accidents
  • assaults
  • poisoning
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • overuse of prescribed drugs
  • use of illegal drugs
  • petrol and chemical sniffing
  • stroke
  • rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
  • blockage of blood supply to the brain
  • brain tumours
  • infections
  • meningitis
  • encephalitis
  • lack of oxygen
  • near drowning
  • severe asthma attack
  • lack of blood flow to the brain

A brain injury can have very serious effects on the lives of people who suffer the injury and those who support and assist them.

How can SLT Online Help?

As a highly qualified speech and language therapist, Julie Andrews is available to offer help and advice to anyone who have suffered a brain injury. Working across the regions of Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Market Harborough, Julie has an extensive range of expertise in all areas of speech and language therapy.

To arrange a consultation or assessment with Julie please visit the appointments page.