Brain Injury Support Groups Facilitate Re-Learning
TBI support groups are invaluable psychologically because so many people living with TBI feel isolated and misunderstood until they have the opportunity to meet regularly with others in their shoes. That’s when they get the understanding and social support they have been craving. But TBI support groups can do even more. If they are run by a speech-language pathologist they can help each group member improve his or her communication skills including pragmatics (the ability to use speech appropriately in a social context to productively interact with others). Support groups can also help with community re-integration by doing fundraisers or volunteer work in the community. The vast potential of support groups has yet to be tapped.