I come to Progressive Therapy Associates because I had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) in 2004.
Hi, my name is Coli. I come to Progressive Therapy Associates because I had a TBI (traumatic brain injury) in 2004. A couple of friends and I were going to the Fordville Dam, to go tubing. We decided to go to the other side of the lake because it was pretty windy. I jumped into the back of the pickup, to keep the tube down, from flying out. The tube ended up flying out of the pickup, and we were going about 35 miles an hour. I landed on my arms and my head. I was in the hospital for two months.
Before the accident, I was a typical high school girl. I was a cheerleader. I was in volleyball. I was a ... I would like to call it ... a student manager of the girls' basketball team. I was happy, and life was good. After the accident, I wasn't able to pay attention for very long. My short-term memory was very damaged. My reading skills were not good, I could hardly read. Coming to Progressive changed so much of that, and I was able to find ways to read my first book, all by myself, independently.
The accident happened when I was 17, I came here when I was 27. That means that for 10 years, I missed 10 years of cognitive education. I was able to go back to work, and I now work at a nursing home, which I love. I work in activities, and it's great.
We see individuals with ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and concussion, as well as stroke.
When people think about speech-language pathology, they typically think about speech disorders, or language challenges, which speech therapists can do, but here, we've just chosen to focus more on the cognitive aspect. When I say that, I mean things to do with focus, and memory, speed of processing, planning, problem solving, organization, all those daily skills that help you to really function and organize your life.
If you're someone who's struggling with attention, or memory, or planning for instance, for a variety of reasons, you can self-refer. You can pick up the phone and call us at 701-356-7766. You can find us on our website, and submit your information, and come for a free consultation. Or your primary care doctor can also refer you for treatment here.Free Consultation