Each month we select featured products on brain injury to highlight new manuals, best sellers, and old favorites.
BEHAVIOR FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION ACTIVITY MANUAL -- Brain injury rehabilitation manual with functional activities for adolescents and adults on social skills, interpreting cues, assertiveness, communication, anger management, and vocational interests. Click Here for Additional Information.
FAMILY REHABILITATION ACTIVITY MANUAL -- a brain injury rehabilitation manual containing functional activities specifically designed for families for use at home and in community. With shortening stays in rehabilitation programs, individuals with brain injuries are returning home sooner after their injuries. This means that many families become responsible for caregiving, supervision and/or emotional support at home and in the community. Click Here for Additional Information
COGNITION FUNCTIONAL REHABILITATION ACTIVITY MANUAL -- Brain injury rehabilitation manual with functional activities on cognition for brain injury programs and persons with disabilities. Activities on memory, attention, orientation, awareness, problem solving, communication, money management, and community safety are designed for easy instruction and implementation. Not only for persons with brain injury, this manual can be used for persons with a wide range of developmental or neurological impairments. Click Here for Additional Information
COGNITIVE COMMUNICATION: FUNCTION ACTIVITIES MANUAL -- Cognitive communication rehabilitation activity manual is for adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI), such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor or dementia. It can be used by individuals who are in high school, who have returned from the military or who have developed cognitive based language challenges from any type of brain trauma. It is also helpful for persons with age related memory loss and mild cognitive impairments. Click Here for Additional Information
This is a 3-volume set by Lawrence S. Dilks, Ph.D., and Kimberly Hutchinson, Ph.D., that has been developed for clinicians. The set features exercises and activities that can be timed (stopwatch included), print-ready on a flashdrive, that address: attention, concentration, processing speed, categorization, sequencing, awareness, neglect, working memory, reasoning, judgment, humor, language, planning ability, impulse control, and stress/anger management. The contents are designed to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process in areas of: orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression.
Items that come with the three-volume set include:
Jennifer Callaghan writes from personal experience on sustaining severe traumatic brain injury and its aftermath. She describes in poignant detail her struggles, obstacles, and frustrations, as well as the triumphs and gains over a 16-year period.
Her story begins with a traumatic experience of being the victim of another personís recklessness in traffic (speeding). She recounts vividly her immediate familyís capacity to cope with her trauma and debilitation, her own anger and irritability because of lost skills and abilities, and the loss of inhibitions developed from former lifestyle.
As her journey continued, Jennifer reveals her thinking, feelings, and perceptions of the world around her. Her recall of these processes is attributable to a thoughtful doctor suggesting she journal what she was happening in her life, which seemed an insurmountable task. The journaling proved to be instructional and rewarding.
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This set of two workbooks by Lawrence S. Dilks, Ph.D., and Kimberly Hutchinson, Ph.D. developed for clinicians, features practical intervention exercises involving the reconstruction of executive functions of the brain. Using functional approaches, the authors address: attention, concentration, processing speed, categorization, sequencing, awareness, neglect, working memory, reasoning, judgment, humor, language, planning ability, impulse control, and stress/anger management.
Items that come with the two-volume set include:
Robert L. Karol, Ph.D., ABPP-RP, CBIST has written this book as a step by step guide to writing plans that successfully treat behavioral issues after acquired brain injury. It guides the professional with a series of worksheets that span three functions:  detailing and conceptualizing the observed behavior;  understanding the causes of the behavior; and  writing behavior plans that will change the behavior. The focus is on the development of applied, real (not theory) plans with an expressed goal for each person with a brain injury having a workable, concrete intervention plan.
USB Drive included containing printable worksheets
Bonnie Nish has compiled a collection of personal experiences of recovery by survivors of mild traumatic brain injury. Imagine being a single mom about to take your children on a family vacation. Suddenly, the van door swings shut and hits you in the head. You think, "Wow!! That hurt, but it's nothing an ice pack canít solve." A few months after this happened to Meg Stainsby, she was sitting at her familyís Thanksgiving dinner table when she suddenly recalled signing papers to sell the home she shared with her two daughters and dog in order to move into a small two-bedroom condominium.
Concussion and Mild Brain Injury: Not Just Another Headline gives clear insight into how the lives of those suffering from concussion and mild brain injury (MBI) are impacted. The individual stories of injury, recovery and discovery document the effect of the survivor's MBI on immediate and extended family members, and social and work communities.
These first-hand accounts of survivors of MBI in many facets of the community will bring tears, laughter and increased understanding, restoring hope that the ongoing challenges faced by the survivors in all walks of life can and will improve. Each story shows that MBI touches the lives of individuals from all strata of society, from the media famous to the relatively unknown.
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