I Have a What? Moderate to Severe TBI

A Guide for Coping with Moderate to Severe TBI

By Margaret A. Struchen, Monique R. Pappadis, Jason E. Ferguson, and Tresa M. Roebuck

A guide for survivors of moderate to severe brain injury is filled with useful information for adolescents, adults and families on the consequences of traumatic brain injuries. Information includes:

  • What is a head injury?
  • What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
  • How does injury to the brain happen?
  • Why is my brain important?
  • How serious was my injury?
  • What problems may I have after a moderate-to-severe TBI?
  • How long will my symptoms last?
  • When should I seek medical help?
  • Common misconceptions
  • Where can I go to get help?

This guide answers many of the questions that survivors, families, friends, coworkers, and relatives will ask about traumatic brain injury. Using clear language and clever illustrations, this guide is helpful for families and survivors at any time or stage post injury.

Acknowledgments

2008 Baylor College of Medicine

This manual is sponsored by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and

Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education for the Rehabilitation

Research and Training Center – Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Grant No. H133B990014) and RRTC on Community Integration of Persons with TBI (Grant No. H133B031117) at TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Lash and Associates is distributing this publications via a free downloadable PDF files.

Users may print and download this publication and are encouraged to inform others of this resource by referring them to http://www.lapublishing.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Moderate-to-Severe_Manual_English2.pdf

A Guide for Coping with Moderate to Severe TBI

By Margaret A. Struchen, Monique R. Pappadis, Jason E. Ferguson, and Tresa M. Roebuck

4 Responses to “I Have a What? Moderate to Severe TBI”

  1. Yamina says:

    I wish that this ebook can help me and the family of my TB Injured friend to more understand his conditions. Thank you!

  2. See, Geok Lan says:

    This manual can be given to patients and family of patients for their reading. It can be a simple yet effective guide and as educational tools for them to have better understanding of the patient’s condition.

    Thank you National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center – Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Grant No. H133B990014) and RRTC on Community Integration of Persons with TBI (Grant No. H133B031117) at TIRR Memorial Hermann for providing a great help to patients.

  3. I suggest you contact Angele Sanders, PhD who is one of the key researchers at TIRR for the Center. They have done extensive work on TBI and have widely published in the literature as well.

  4. RE: Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Grant No. H133B990014) and RRTC on Community Integration of Persons with TBI (Grant No. H133B031117) at TIRR Memorial Hermann

    Please send me the results of your Rehab Intervention study.
    (Our TBI Rehab Camp is just in the planning stages currently.)

    Thanks.

    Richard Jackson
    Executive Director of Planning
    Mailing address:
    Business Productivity Consulting, PO Box 1898, Lynnwood, WA 98046-1898
    US Military Veterans TBI Rehabilitation Camp: Planning Department

    Purpose: To provide a venue to help restore our Nation’s “Wounded Warriors” and their families

    http://www.TBIWashington.org http://www.Tricare.Mil/CAP is the Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program

    http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/LifeEvents/InjuredActiveDuty/SpecialPrograms

    http://www.linkedin.com/in/rljackson57

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