Each month we select featured products on brain injury to highlight new manuals, best sellers, and old favorites.
Dr. Stephen R. Hooper gives an in-depth examination and discussion of how to assess the impact of traumatic brain injury on children and adolescents has a special focus on reintegrating students to school and the community. It is a much needed and valuable resource for rehabilitation clinicians, educators, psychologists, neuropsychologists and counselors in hospitals, schools, and private practice.
Pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Stephen Hooper addresses the limitations of many current assessment methods with particular attention to the developmental impact of childhood trauma on cognition. He then provides a detailed framework by examining specific assessment constructs and procedures for motor functions, sensory functions, attention, language, visual processing, memory and learning, executive functions, and social and behavior functions. Each chapter has a special section on research findings and clinical practices for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) with recommendations for assessment procedures and measures with detailed tables for reference. This book is essential for all clinicians working with school age children.
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.
Many Survivors look for ways to exercise and strengthen memory and attention. Brain Tips Inspirational and Motivational Calendar encourages you all year long, as you use it year after year. This collection contains quotes to inspire people daily as well as tools and strategies to deal with the cognitive consequences of a brain that does not function as well as it once did. This could be from an injury or a variety of medical reasons including stress, illness, medication, menopause, radiation, chemotherapy or the effects of aging.
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 approachs, 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. Additional exercises are included, along with a glossary and how to find additional resources.
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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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