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. Journaling after brain injury helps written and verbal communication skills and provides cognitive retraining for following instruction. It helps promote self awareness as well as recognition of strengths and difficulties after brain injury. It is a tool for planning for the future and discussions with family members. Journaling can be done individually, in a group or with assistance from caregivers or family.
Read an interview with author Barbara Stahura.
After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story is also available as an eBook - click here.
Brain Injury Coping Skills was developed to advance evidence-based practice to help families and survivors cope with the effects of brain injury. This intervention includes supportive psychotherapy, psychoeducation, stress management and problem-solving skills via use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. This unique approach to helping adults with brain injury and their caregivers in the community uses a 16 week cognitive behavioral treatment intervention. The manual documents content for 20 sessions with detailed instructions for facilitators, session activities, homework assignments, and a CD for handouts and worksheets. Winner of 2009 McDowell Award by American Society for Neurorehabilitation
This brain injury book for families explains consequences of traumatic brain injury and gives strategies for coping with changes in the survivor's physical abilities as well as cognitive and behavioral changes. It helps families understand various types of brain injury, the rehabilitation process, and helps prepare them for future issues. This manual is a great tool to educate and support families as they learn about and live with the consequences of acquired brain injury.
A vocational training program for adults with traumatic and other types of acquired brain injuries living in the community includes 20 structured sessions with a workbook and CD with worksheets. Part One of the vocational curriculum helps survivors of brain injuries and blast injuries explore their interests, concerns and readiness for finding a job or returning to work. Part Two covers steps of looking for a job with attention to disclosure of a disability, on the job accommodations, resume preparation and interviewing. Part Three covers strategies for keeping a job and avoiding problems on the job.
Choosing, Finding and Keeping a Job is also available as an eBook click here.
Read Al Condeluci's series on the power of social capital and community in this special collection of his 4 books on building community engagement and advovacy for systems change. Buy the full set at a special price and save.
Whether you are a consumer, provider, family member, policy maker, clinician, or academic, Condeluci will challenge you and make you rethink how you approach, provide and evaluate services and supports for persons with disabilities in the community.
Defying Gravity is a love story of a family that walks with their beloved airman as they begin their journey to overcome the devastation of severe traumatic brain injury.
While serving in the Air Force, Senior Airman, David Eric Rogers, II is catastrophically wounded in a car accident on his way to work as an F-16 Crew Chief. He has internal organ damage and multiple fractures to his pelvis and ribs, but his most critical injury is a potentially deadly and life-altering severe traumatic brain injury.
This account by his mother, Lauri Rogers, is deeply personal and emotional as she shares the family’s perilous journey filled with hope and fear. It gives readers insights into the complex system of military care and how families cope as they navigate the maze of treatment for traumatic brain injury.
Defying Gravity is also available as an eBook click here.
By exploring the roles, expectations, behavior and stereotypes of people with and without disabilities, Condeluci shows how to support the development, growth and independence of people with disabilities in their communities.Essence of Interdependence is also available as an eBook click here.