This workbook by Barbara Stahura and Susan B. Schuster guides survivors of brain injury and blast injury through the powerful healing experience of telling their own stories with simple journaling techniques. By writing short journal entries, survivors explore the challenges, losses, changes, emotions, adjustments, stresses, and milestones as they rebuild their lives. Journaling after brain injury helps written and verbal communication skills and provides cognitive retraining for following instruction. It helps promote self awareness as well as recognition of strengths and difficulties after brain injury. It is a tool for planning for the future and discussions with family members. Journaling can be done individually, in a group or with assistance from caregivers or family.
Read an interview with author Barbara Stahura.
After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story is also available as an eBook - click here.
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
Edited by Barbara Stahura and Marilyn Lash-Cluett, this collection compiles feature articles by known experts and authors from the brain injury community. They offer introspective, insightful observations and provide helpful information for survivors of brain injury, their families, caregivers, and professional clinicians.
Volume 1 is unique because it is tackling issues on family coping, caregiver stress, grief and loss, legal issues, survivor perspectives, journaling, clinical treatment, children and adolescents, sports injuries and concussion, PTSD & veterans. The writing styles of each author make the information understandable to anyone impacted by an incident of brain injury, yet still relevant to any clinician. The selected authors share their expertise and knowledge about the "human" side of brain injury. Included in many of the articles are easily understood advances in neurorehabilitation, cognitive therapy, research findings and more.
What will make this book of even more value is to add some of the Tip Cards from Lash and Associates Publishing Collection covering many of the topics addressed by the authors. This book becomes a vital element for all who read it, from the home living room to the regional hospital family room, from the doctor or therapist's waiting area to a rehabilitation center resource center. This is one book that provides a lot of "a-ha" moments. Each article stands alone and can be read in a few minutes.
Beyond Brain Injury, Volume 1, is more than a booklet – it is a useful tool for living a full life after brain injury. From tips on rebuilding your life after brain injury, to preventing concussions, to understanding that you're not alone as a survivor, family member or caregiver...this is not a typical brain injury resource anthology, but a treasure chest of information. It's all about life and how to strive to continue day-to-day. Page one is where everyone can start finding new ways to live it!
Edited by Barbara Stahura and Marilyn Lash-Cluett, this booklet is a compendium of feature articles and written perspectives of survivors, professionals, experts, and others known and respected in the brain injury community. Each writer seeks to enhance and increase knowledge levels and promote the dissemination of information. Coupling the individual article with TP CARDS, a readily affordable and available resource will only enhance and crystalize what should and needs to be known. Beyond Brain Injury, Volume 2, is an invaluable companion booklet and practical addition to the resources already available in Volume 1. This stand-alone booklet really belongs in every home, waiting room, hospital, clinic, and agency.
Beyond Brain Injury, Volume 2, just as Beyond Brain Injury, Volume 1, tackles many issues and expounds and expands on the information and knowledge each author consideres to be critical and crucial for many in and outside of the Brain Injury community. With articles spanning topics from family coping, grief and loss, caregiving, survivor support, wounded veterans, clinical updates, sports injuries, and educating students, Volume 2 has something for everyone. More than a book, it is a tool and path to rebuilding life after brain injury.
Edited by Barbara Stahura and Marilyn Lash-Cluett, this extraordinary collection of articles and written perspectives taken from the Brain Injury Journey Magazines, Issues 1-8, have been compliled into a 2-volume book set. The featured articles are for everyone in the Brain Injury Community -- families, survivors, caregivers, educators, coaches, therapist, and clinicians. They are short-taking only a few minutes to read, concise, informative, and easy to understand. This makes the 2-Volume Book Set ideal for waiting areas in private offices, libraries at universities, hospital waiting areas, and resource libraries at rehabilitation programs. They will serve as valuable resource to use at home and Senior Centers. The articles address all aspects of brain injury and tips have been added as checklists on how to develop coping strategies. You will SAVE when you order this unique 2-volume set.
Make sure to combine the Book Set with selections from Lash & Associates Publishing Collection of Tip Cards. You will enhance the knowledge and information the individual reading an article.
Brain Injury Coping Skills was developed to advance evidence-based practice to help families and survivors cope with the effects of brain injury. This intervention includes supportive psychotherapy, psychoeducation, stress management and problem-solving skills via use of cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. This unique approach to helping adults with brain injury and their caregivers in the community uses a 16 week cognitive behavioral treatment intervention. The manual documents content for 20 sessions with detailed instructions for facilitators, session activities, homework assignments, and a CD for handouts and worksheets. Winner of 2009 McDowell Award by American Society for Neurorehabilitation
If anyone ever had a reason not to laugh, author 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.
This brain injury book for families explains consequences of traumatic brain injury and gives strategies for coping with changes in the survivor's physical abilities as well as cognitive and behavioral changes. It helps families understand various types of brain injury, the rehabilitation process, and helps prepare them for future issues. This manual is a great tool to educate and support families as they learn about and live with the consequences of acquired brain injury.
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.