Each month we select featured products on brain injury to highlight new manuals, best sellers, and old favorites.
If anyone ever had a reason not to laugh, Bill Jarvis would be first in line. While a college professor at Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Jarvis was involved in a serious car collision. Diagnosed with a severe TBI and multiple fractures, he was in a coma for five weeks, followed by a hospital stay of 1 1/2 years. Bill picked up the pieces and has worked fervently to make his new life as rewarding and fullfilled as he possibly could - and he’s done quite well, considering what he’s been through.
After all of this, Bill has held onto one of his primary (and most critically important) qualities...his sense of humor! In his new book, Brain Injury Isn’t Funny, Bill takes a light-hearted approach to a serious subject, and lifts hopes (and eyebrows) for all who read it – whether they’re a TBI survivor or not.
Filled with readings and exercises designed to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process, this workbook is for individuals, caregivers, and clinicians. Each section has activities and worksheets with a variety of visual and cognitive activities. Sections include orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression, and extra activities.
If you are a therapist or clinician, please see the special package for clinicians titled For Clinicians - The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation. click here.
In his newest and fourth book on community inclusion for persons with disabilities, Al Condeluci focuses on the change process. Do you change the person who has a disability or special needs or do you change the environment? By addressing both, Condeluci explores the meaning and methods for micro and macro change. Taking a broader look at advocacy, he builds on the key concepts and theories of organizing with lots of examples of advocacy for both individual as well as systemic cultural change. This pragmatic approach to advocacy and community change is a practical handbook that will guide any advocate – family member, individual, provider or policy analyst through the nitty gritty of promoting and achieving real change for persons with disabilities and the community.
Macro Change is also available as an eBook click here.