These self help books for survivors of TBI have practical user friendly information on concussion and brain injury with exercises and activities for cognitive improvement, living independently and advancing recovery.
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 approaches, 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.
Items that come with the two-volume set include:
Check out the new Tip Card -- EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS -- by the same authors. Use it as a vital addition to the clinical process.
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 is a 3-volume set by Lawrence S. Dilks, Ph.D., and Kimberly Hutchinson, Ph.D., that has been developed for clinicians. The set features exercises and activities that can be timed (stopwatch included), print-ready on a flashdrive, that address: attention, concentration, processing speed, categorization, sequencing, awareness, neglect, working memory, reasoning, judgment, humor, language, planning ability, impulse control, and stress/anger management. The contents are designed to assist persons with neurological impairments in the recovery process in areas of: orientation, attention and concentration, processing speed, memory, executive functions, language redevelopment, visual perception, anxiety and depression.
Items that come with the three-volume set include:
Check out the new Tip Card -- EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS -- by the same authors. Â Use it as a vital addition to the clinical process.
Also available as an eBook click here.
Jeff Sebell explains how we can go about regaining our "Sense of Selves" in a step by step, easy to follow way. Starting with "Resetting Zero," and moving on to "Discovery" and your "Relationship with Your Brain Injury," Jeff maps out the path we can follow to living a fulfilled life.
Jeff, a 40 year TBI survivor, dives into the nitty gritty of living life after brain injury, examining the meaning of what has been lost, and showing us how we can rebuild ourselves.
With honesty, clarity, and a determined sense of self, Jeff shows brain injury surviviors that there is a difference between recovery and discovery. This short book is full of lightbulb moments. A worthwhile read for anyone struggling after a brain injury. - Reviewed by Rosemary Rawlins
Jeff has added "Lecturer" to his long list of accomplishments in this video.
Based on the author’s experience as a survivor and as facilitator of hundreds of support groups, Barbara Webster gives tools and methods for overcoming challenges, envisioning goals, and continuing the healing process at home and in the community.
This collection of “brain injury survivor wisdom” gives users a wide array of compensatory strategies and cognitive techniques that can be used each day, no matter where one is in the journey of recovery. The workbook comes with a CD or flashdrive to print all forms and worksheets.
Recovery from her physical wounds was all that seemed to matter back in 1977 when Sara’s legs were badly broken in car crash that upended her college graduation and shiny new career plans.
Imagine living your life with an undiagnosed brain injury. No one told Sara Lewis about the “severe concussion” noted by a doctor at the hospital. So she lived for nearly 3 decades with a brain injury she didn’t know she had. During those years, frustration over thinking problems grew. Wrong turns, misunderstandings, and defeats at work and at home led to emotional and behavioral meltdowns that are the hallmark of so many brain injuries. Public awareness was growing, but not fast enough to save Sara from ruining her career, losing friends, and becoming more and more isolated.
Even after her traumatic brain injury was diagnosed, it took another decade and another trip to graduate school to become a speech-language pathologist for her to understand its impact on her life. Acknowledging and adapting to her brain injury has finally freed her to live her life fully as a survivor of a brain injury.
Not What I Expected is also available as an eBook click here.
This workbook approaches Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury holistically because it affects every member of the family and any caregiver and/or therapist working with the individual. The unique method presented in the manual provides the means to develop skills, activities and other tools that promote the survivor regaining control over personal lifestyle. It focuses on how to support the survivior living at home, in a residential program, in a nursing home, or in an assisted living facility. The SABI Method provides insight into the change the brain has experienced, the changes in social networks, the perspective change, looking at life in a new way, and maximizing the survivor's quality of life.
It helps caregivers address the questions of:
Many survivors and families talk about life before and after the brain injury. This workbook helps them work with caregivers to connect both these lives, regain control, and improve their lives.
The SABI program includes the person with a brain injury (the survivor), the family and caregivers in all aspects of care and support. Together, they work and function as a team.
Authors Dr. Kimberly S. Hutchinson and Lawrence S. Dilks have developed a workbook filled with readings and exercises designed 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. This workbook is for individuals, caregivers, and clinicians.
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.