All About Me!

All About Me!

Roberta DePompei, Ph.D. and Bob Cluett, A.D.
Interactive booklet helps elementary school age children identify the physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects of traumatic brain injury and describes help needed in school.
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Stupid, weird, dorky. These are words that friends and classmates use to describe a child with a brain injury. Just when a child with a brain injury needs help and understanding the most, friends may disappear, make taunting remarks or imitate behaviors.

This booklet helps elementary school age children understand brain injury or any disablity by using checklists and answering questions. Written in kid friendly language, sections covers how I got hurt, what helps me at school, how I learn best, things that make it hard for me to pay attention, and what I want to get better at. Also covers things that scare me, what makes me happy, how I act if I am having a problem, and what I want to be when I get older.

Pages 16 pages, 5½ x 8½ softcover
Year 1998


Roberta DePompei, Ph.D.

Roberta DePompei, Ph.D., is a Professor and Clinical Supervisor at the Audiology and Speech Center at the University of Akron in Ohio. An advocate of the needs of youths with brain injuries and their families, she is on numerous national task forces and committees, as well as former co-chair of the Special Interest Group on Children and Adolescents with Brain Injuries for the Brain Injury Association of America.

Widely published and a national and international presenter, Dr. DePompei specializes in the impact of brain injury upon speech, language and communication. She is especially interested in developing transitional opportunities for students as they progress through school and prepare for adulthood.

Bob Cluett

As the survivor of a childhood brain injury, Bob brings a special perspective as CEO of Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc.. The skills that he developed during his corporate career of over 20 years in communication, marketing, direct mail advertising and sales now focus on publishing information about the consequences of brain injury among children, adolescents and young adults. He is the former Chairman of the Board for the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina.


All ABout Me!

How I Got Hurt

How I am Now!

I Need Help With!

My School!

What Helps Me at School!

People who Help Me in School

This is What I Need Help With

This is How I Learn Best

Things that Make it Hard for Me to Pay Attention at School

Time of Day I am at My Best

I Want to Get Better at

Things that Scare Me!

What Makes Me Happy!

This is How I Act if I am Having a Problem

When I Get Older I Want to Be

I Want You to Know 3 Great Things About Me!

Notes to Myself


Sample pages only. Please do not copy and distribute.

My school!

The name of my School is


I am in grade ____. My teacher’s name is _____________________________________________.

The subject I like best is __________________________.

My hardest subject is ____________________________.

What helps me at school!

__ Special seat __ Extra time

__ Check lists __ Post it notes

__ Daily schedule __ Computer

__ Notebook __ Tape recorder

__ Calculator __ Special pencil

__ Paper holder __ Rest time

__ Class room buddy __ Written directions

__ Pictures not words

This is what I need help with!

Thinking and learning

__ Pay attention __ Get organized

__ Plan ahead __ Start doing things

__ Figure things out __ Finish my work

__ Learn new things __ Remember

__ Do math __ Follow directions

Talking and reading

__ Understand what people say

__ Listen __ Find words

__ Talk clearly __ Read better

__ Print or write


__ Speaking in turn and not interrupting

__ Sit still __ Talk nicely

__ Watch my manners __ Control my temper

__ Act my age __ Make friends

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