DID YOU KNOW:
There are soooo many difficult words that doctors, nurses, caregivers, lawyers and other professionals use when someone sustains a brain injury...and SDBIF wants to help you learn some of them. We have posted a few times before with more terminology, so check out some of our previous posts, for additional information, but for this week, here are 4 words that we think you all should know:
Agraphia — inability to express thoughts in writing
Dysarthria — difficulty in forming words or speaking them because of weakness of muscles used in speaking or because of disruption in the neuromotor stimulus patterns required for accuracy and velocity of speech
Hemianopsia (or hemianopia) — Blindness for one half of the field of vision. This is not the right or left eye, but the right or left half of vision in each eye
Nystagmus — involuntary horizontal, vertical, or rotary movement of the eyeballs
SDBIF has 3 more posts with terminology if you are looking for more right now… but keep coming back to the SDBIF page to learn more about brain injury and brain injury recovery!!!!