Traumatic Brain Injury Improvement through Motivation – Jarvis Rehabilitation Method. The manual is a method to create internal motivation for improvement after a traumatic brain injury. These are specific strategies to maximize improvement in the Social, Cognitive, Physical, and Psychological Dimensions of engagement with life. Included are guiding principles and a specific plan for improvement. The Survivor records objectives, goals, and progress on Improvement Charts in each Dimension. Progress is measured and individualized for each survivor through monthly coaching sessions.
“Learning by Accident is an amazing love story, brain injury story, family story, and inspirational story all in one. The Rawlins’ difficult journey will leave you realizing that anything is possible if you have a strong family.”
- Jeff Ruskan, Chief Executive Officer
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia
“After more than 25 years working in brain injury as an Occupational Therapist, and as much as I know about its aftermath, Learning by Accident provided me with a much richer understanding of the emotional devastation it causes. This book will make you cry, laugh, give thanks, and believe in the power of love.”
Anne McDonnell, Executive Director,
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia
The caregivers and families of severely injured veterans, many of whom have traumatic brain injury and blast injury, face ongoing emotional and financial pressures. There are thousands of unpaid caregivers, mostly parents, spouses and siblings, who assist vets injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, as they struggle to get through each day.
My skull was crushed. I was dead. When I came back to life, reality became a psychedelic dream inside billions of bolts of lightening happening everywhere at the same time. This unimaginable constant sound inside my head still trumpets like a symphonic horn section gone mad forever. Only those who hear the sound understand this mysterious reality medically called Tinnitus (defined as: a continual noise in the ear, e.g., a ringing or roaring, usually caused by damage to the hair cells of the inner ear).
A mother’s narrative of perseverance following her son’s traumatic brain injury, Unthinkable is a book filled with universal lessons of struggle and triumph. Each chapter includes insights and tips for families and caregivers on coping, managing stress, and surviving the trauma of brain injury.
Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie is a mother of eight, writer, public speaker, fundraiser, and advocate for children and persons with disabilities. Dixie Coskie and her son Paul speak at schools, camps, trauma centers, hospitals and rehab hospitals talking about the consequences and the reality of traumatic brain injury and childhood cancer.
This manual for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury of TBI has information about symptoms and recovery. Knowing what to expect after a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury can help survivors adjust, learn new strategies, find supports and develop coping strategies. Written in large type and clear language, this manual helps individuals with TBI and families understand physical, cognitive, behavioral and emotional changes after brain injury and the recovery process.
This training manual prepares social workers to counsel, support and work with clients with traumatic brain injury and their families in medical, social service and community settings. It contains basic information on traumatic brain injury, head injury and acquired brain injury. A systematic approach to social work practice for clients with TBI covers the contact phase, problem identification, data collection, assessment, case planning, intervention, evaluation, and termination.
This workbook guides survivors of brain injury and blast injury through the powerful healing experience of telling their own stories with simple journaling techniques. By writing short journal entries, survivors explore the challenges, losses, changes, emotions, adjustments, stresses, and milestones as they rebuild their lives.
After her husband, Ken Willingham, sustained a traumatic brain injury in 2003, she created a journaling workshop for people with brain injury and began co-facilitating it with Susan B. Schuster. Those workshops were the basis for After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story.
Manual for adults and families has information on the symptoms, treatment and recovery after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. Using clear language and explanations, readers learn about the physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional changes that can occur after a mild brain injury. Tips for recovery help adults cope with the changes and monitor recovery
While in the US Army in Germany, Lori Williams sustained a severe traumatic brain injury that forced her medical retirement from the military. Not only did she have to adjust to the physical and cognitive changes caused by her injury, she also had to adjust to civilian life back in the states again. Her memoir takes the reader through her cognitive, physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery.
Making the transition to becoming a civilian again involved mourning the loss of her identity as a soldier. Her experience will resonate with service members and veterans today who have been injured.