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Social skills also may be a focus of rehabilitation after a brain injury.
Clinicians at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute will work with you on speech, personality, and behavioral changes.
After a brain injury, you may experience problems with speech, depending on which part of the brain has been affected by the injury.
A speech-language pathologist will work with you to improve your communication and cognitive abilities.
Behavioral medicine provides inpatient psychological services to you and your family at the request of your doctor.
Typical reasons for referral include:
Inpatient psychological services can include:
Consultation services: Sometimes a referral is made to help the treatment team understand and better serve you and your family. The behavioral medicine specialist may interview you and your family members and provide feedback and direction to the treatment team.
Referral services: Some issues, including alcohol or drug abuse, are not treated while you're in inpatient rehabilitation. Behavioral medicine clinicians will assist in finding treatment closer to home after you leave the hospital.