Native Language and Misinterpretations

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Different native languages can have an effect in understanding traumatic brian injury as well as how a person with a brain injury may be precieved. For example, the lack of familiarity with English in the Canadian health system can be difficult for some brain injured individuals and their family members to remember staff names and professional titles, as well as medical terminologies. Non-English speaking individuals with brain injuries may be viewed as much "dumber" without an interpreter.