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.
A tip card covering the nuances of brain injury and its symptoms. Starting off with two types of TBI, open head injuries and closed head injuries. From there, the tip card discusses symptoms and categorizations…respiratory symptoms, physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms, communication symptoms, and more. This tip card helps survivors, families and caregivers understand types and severity, recognize range of symptoms and identify rehabilitation experts.
Of all the physical and cognitive losses after her brain injury, it was Hilary Zayed’s loss of self that was the least visible to others…but most painful for her. Her book explores her meaning of loss, the search for a new identity, and the reinvention of her “new self” with her new self-awareness. Art became her vehicle for self-exploration and self-expression, as she struggled to build a new identity and move forward. She shares her experiences (post-TBI) candidly, and her artwork speaks volumes about her passion for life.
Reinventing Oneself After Loss is also available as an eBook click here.
This three-book set brings it all together as a cognitive rehabilitation powerhouse.
The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation: Overcoming Cognitive Neurological Impairments (PGCR) is filled with readings and exercises to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. A great resource for individuals, caregivers and clinicians.
The Cognition Functional Rehabilitation Activity Manual (CFRM) offers activities on memory, attention, orientation, awareness, etc. that are designed for easy implementation and instruction. Not only is CFRM persons with brain injury, this manual can be used for persons with a wide range of developmental or neurological impairments.
Last, but not least of these three manuals - the Cognitive Communication: Functional Activities Manual (CCOM) is for adults with acquired brain injuries (ABI), such as TBI, stroke, tumor or dementia. Most any age person affected by brain trauma can benefit - along with people with age related memory loss & mild cognitive impairments.
This special edition for clinicians and therapists includes the printed workbook plus a flashdrive and stopwatch. The flashdrive includes all exercises and activities on PDF files that may be printed for use with multiple clients. The stopwatch is used to time specific exercises for clinical use. This package gives clinicians a versatile and comprehensive program that can be used in a variety of treatment settings with multiple clients and patients.
Developed by two neuropsychologists, it provides activities to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process. 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 wish to purchase just the workbook The Practical Guide to Cognitive Rehabilitation. click here.
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.
It's official. Good things come in threes!
Our new cognitive software tool kit is a great value for $300, a discount of $110 when you buy all three programs together. Plus you'll receive 25 Memory Strategies Tip Cards, and 25 Cognition Strategies Tip Cards with your purchase. These three programs include DASAT, ABIME and CAMSART. Developed by James Japp, a neuropsychologist in the UK, these therapeutic computer based activities support the cognitive rehabilitation and recovery of persons with challenges in divided and sustained attention, information processing, and working memory following acquired brain injury or a neurological degenerative condition.
User guide plus CD for program installation runs on Mac or PC with XP/Vista/Windows 7 or higher.
Focusing on the positive, or losing focus on the negative – either way, you can get results! Many people with a brain injury or any disability can relate to one thing in particular – staying positive can be hard work, and progress doesn’t always come as fast as you’d like. This Tip Card offers helpful advice for relaxation techniques, how to use meditation exercises, and includes answers to frequently asked questions. Useful for survivors, families, and caregivers.
Compiling articles on brain injury for families, caregivers, survivors, and clinicians, this special collection features Issues 5-8 from Brain Injury Journey Magazine. By adding even more information from our tip cards on acquired and traumatic brain injury, it is a valuable and practical resource that belongs in every home, waiting room, hospital, clinic, and agency.
With articles spanning topics from family coping, grief and loss, caregiving, survivor support, wounded veterans, clinical updates, sports injuries, and educating students, this volume has something for everyone. More than a book, it is a tool and path to rebuilding life after brain injury.