Living with Brain Injury in the Community

Living with Brain Injury in the Community

Books on adults living with brain injury in the community

Life in the community can be very different for an adult after a brain injury. These books on rebuilding life after a traumatic injury to the brain address the challenges of living with a disability, going to college, finding a job, or returning to work.

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After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story, A Journaling Workbook

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.

"Click Here" to listen to an recent interview by Barbara Stahura on how her husband's brain injury impacted them and how well he is doing in his recovery.

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After Brain Injury: Telling Your Story is also available as an eBook - click here.

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Beyond Brain Injury: Perspectives on Progress, Reflection, Rehabilitation, and Recovery--Volume 1

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!

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Beyond Brain Injury: Perspectives on Progress, Reflection, Rehabilitation, and Recovery--Volume 2

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.

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Beyond Brain Injury: Perspectives on Progress, Reflection, Rehabilitation, and Recovery--Volumes 1 & 2

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.

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Brain Injury Isn't Funny (But Humor Helps You Cope)

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.

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Brain Tips: Inspirational and Motivational Calendar

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.

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Condeluci Series on Community Engagement and Inclusion

Read Al Condeluci's series on the power of social capital and community in this special collection of his 4 books on building community engagement and advovacy for systems change. Buy the full set at a special price and save.

Whether you are a consumer, provider, family member, policy maker, clinician, or academic, Condeluci will challenge you and make you rethink how you approach, provide and evaluate services and supports for persons with disabilities in the community.

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Finding a Path Through the Aftermath of TBI -- a Trilogy

This three-book trilogy takes the reader through Mike Strand's TBI journey. The set, Meditations on Brain Injury , Expanded Consciousness, and Final Reflections on Brain Injury, reveal how deep one individual went in his search for tranquility and comprehension. Buy the set and save! This special set provides hope, inspiration, insight and understanding for the challenges and triumphs of life after brain injury. It's short stories and essays will offer you pathways to your own insight about your TBI journey.

A gifted writer and speaker, Strand's books are treasures for survivors, caregivers, and families. Professionals and providers will have a glimpse into the personal journey of brain injury and can use these books to inform and support patients and clients.

Ideal for support groups to stimulate discussions and share experiences.
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Helping Exchange: P.E.A.R.L.

Written by Martin J. McMorrow this brain injury behavior rehabilitation manual is for families, rehabilitation programs and community programs for adults with behavioral, emotional and cognitive disorders. Using the 5-component PEARL interactional model provides the foundation for everything else we do in the name of helping others. The PEARL is now being used to guide interactions in rehabilitation programs, community-based support settings, and family homes across the country. This no-nonense approach sets the bar with respect to identifying desired interactional skills, creating clear expectations around their use, and evaluating whether or not caregivers are practicing what they preach.

 

Helping Exchange is also available as an eBook click here.
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Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury

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.

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