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News Releases by Lash and Associates feature information on new products and events on acquired brain injury in children, adolescents and events. Click on each title to view the full news release. You have permission to use news releases for newsletters, news articles, and electronic mail. Please call us at 919-556-0300 if your would like more information on any topic.

News Release: New tip card on Cognition and Compensatory Strategies

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Learning how to adjust and use strategies to compensate for changes in thinking and learning after a traumatic brain injury is a huge challenge for survivors. Authors Flora Hammond, Tami Guerrier and Marilyn Lash give tips on how to use compensatory strategies to help with memory, attention, concentration, mental fatigue, slowed responses, planning, organization, judgment, and safety awareness. Written for adults and veterans with brain injury, it is also useful for families and caregivers in rehabilitation and at home.

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News Release: New Tip Card Helps Service Members and Veterans Explain PTSD to Children

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Authors, Marilyn Lash and Janelle Breese Biagioni, help veterans, parents and professionals recognize and understand the symptoms of a parent’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its effects on children in the family. It gives tips on how to support children and help them understand and cope with changes in family dynamics and parental relationships.

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News Release: Hope for the Home Front Joins Lash and Associates to Help Wives of Wounded Warriors with PTSD and TBI

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Marshele Waddell has lived with the challenges and stresses common to many wives of wounded warriors struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they return home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Leader of weekend retreats for Wives of Wounded Warriors through Hope for the Home Front with support from Operation Homefront, Waddell met with key stakeholders in the brain injury community at a special luncheon at Lash and Associates Publishing/Training.
For more than 25 years, Waddell has stood faithfully by her husband’s side while he was in the military and continues now as he battles a new war – this time against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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News Release: New Tip Card on Sleep Disorders after Brain Injury

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New Tip Card on Sleep Disorders after Brain Injury for Adults and Veterans describes causes and symptoms of changes in sleep patterns after brain trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Authors Samantha Backhaus, Kathleen Bell, and Marilyn Lash provide tips and strategies to help adults, veterans, and service members manage and improve sleep patterns.

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News Release: Lash and Associates Features Journaling Workbook for Survivors with Brain Injury

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Youngsville, NC – After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story, A Journaling Workbook by Barbara Stahura and Susan B. Schuster, M.A., CCC-SLP is a unique resource and tool for survivors to express their thoughts, explore their emotions, and cope with the cognitive challenges of traumatic brain injury.

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News Release: New Tip Card on Suicide in Veterans

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New tip card on Suicide in Military Personnel and Veterans helps families, caregivers, and service members identify risk factors and warning signs of suicidal thoughts. Many service members are having difficulty adjusting as they return to duty, come home, rejoin their families, go back to work, and resume their lives. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and chronic pain increase the risks of suicide. Authors Petroski-Ackley, O’Connor, and Lash describe warning signs of suicide, identify risks among service members, and discuss how and when to find help to prevent suicide.

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