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In this children’s book about treatment for a concussion, Arnie the armadillo falls off his bicycle. Because he isn’t wearing a helmet, he hurts his head and has to have a MRI. He doesn’t understand what this is so he is nervous about the examination. The story line and colorful illustrations help children understand why Arnie is a bit scared. Hospital staff address his fears about medical procedures by turning the MRI exam into an adventure. Arnie soon overcomes his fears and learns why he should always wear a bicycle helmet.
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Developed by McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D. and Catherine Mateer, Ph.D., the APT2 program is for adolescents, adults and veterans with mild cognitive impairments and attention disorders due to acquired brain injury. The APT2 program uses audio CDs for therapy tasks and PDF files for score sheets.
A new computerized program, the Attention Process Training APT3, is now available. The APT3 reflects expanded attention research and includes tasks targeting: Basic Sustained Attention as well as Executive Control Processes related to Working Memory, Selective Attention, Suppression and Alternating Attention. It can be found at http://www.lapublishing.com/apt3-attention-process-training/
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.
Concussion is a brain injury and can occur in any sport or recreation activity. This concussion guide has essential information, procedures, and forms for athletic departments, educators and administrators to develop a concussion management program that will protect student athletes in all school activities.
Written by national leaders on concussion assessment and management, the authors provide a step by step approach to developing a successful and comprehensive concussion program in schools. This guide describes the roles and responsibilities of school district leaders, a concussion committee, athletic departments and coaching staff, classroom teachers, school nurses, parents and the student-athletes. It is a unique and comprehensive approach to addressing the risks and consequences of concussion among children adolescents in our schools.
Read an interview with Phil Hossler on the risks of concussion for student athletes and schools.
Turning Points is an innovative new clinical textbook/manual by international leaders in brain injury treatment and rehabilitation, Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Ph.D. and Leonard Diller, Ph.D., with contributions by George P. Prigatano, Ph.D. and E. Daniels-Zide and D. Biderman. Featuring case studies, authors explore psychotherapeutic interventions for neuropsychological rehabilitation. They explore techniques for optimizing information processing, facilitating receptivity, and inducing self-enhancing behaviors in individuals with brain injury. Ideal for clinicians, graduate students, and trainees working in brain injury.
Sample packet of tip cards on brain injury in adults covers helping families, concussion, trauma, medication, communication, behavior, social skills, substance abuse, sexuality, community integration, college and working.
The sample packet of tip cards on children and adolescents with brain injury includes information on the brain, helping families cope, child development, concussion, learning and school, adolescence, and young adulthood. They are written for families, therapists, clinicians, educators and advocates for use in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation programs, home, schools, and community programs.