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Traumatic Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury: Teens Talking to Teens (DVD)

Brain injury DVD interviews three adolescents and young adults who discuss the effects of their brain injuries on school, friends, education, college, and work.

After Brain Injury: Tools for Living: A Step-By-Step Guide for Caregivers and Survivors (Book)

The comprehensive how-to guide for psychological wellness after traumatic brain injury or stroke covers understanding the self, recovering emotionally, thinking in new ways, and changing behavior. Written in plain language and formatted for easy reading and use by caregivers, families and survivor on coping with the effects and consequences of brain injury. It addresses the stresses and challenges faced daily as well as the long term challenges for the future.

An Educator’s Manual: What Educators Need to Know about Students with Brain Injury (Book)

An Educator’s Manual is widely acclaimed book as an essential tool and practical resource for educators, classroom teachers and parents working with students with a brain injury. Experts in special education lend insight and information useful in meeting the needs of students with brain injury. This book offers an overview of the effects of brain injury from education perspective with guidelines and standards for students with brain injury. Includes information about creating a workable educational program, educational assessment for students with brain injury, family/educator communication, cognitive assessment and intervention, social/behavioral aspects, and more.

Brain Injury-It is a Journey (Book)

This brain injury book for families explains consequence 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 took to educate and support families as they learn about and live with the consequences of acquired brain injury

Brain Injury Rewiring for Loved Ones: A Lifetime to New Connections (Book)

One of two well received books (companion book to the one below) describes how family and friends of the survivor can help the survivor during recovery from a brain injury. This book answers questions about brain injuries and recovery. Written by a brain injury survivor, it provides a road map for ways to help the person you love get better for years to come.

Brain Injury Rewiring for Survivors: A Lifetime to New Connections (Book)

This book discusses medical care and goes beyond that to help the survivor heal spiritually, emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially, and vocationally through traditional and complementary medicine and good nutrition. It is designed to help survivors of brain injury.

Brain Injury Survival Kit (Book)

This book which includes 365 tips, tools, and tricks to deal with cognitive function loss aims to give brain injury survivors, their families, and loved ones the strategies they need to improve brain function and quality of life. Includes successful approaches to balancing a checkbook, using medication alarm, compensating for impaired memory functions, locating things that have been put away, word finding, concentration exercise, communication tools and much more. This book goes with the “Survival Kit” book.

Coping With Brain Injury Volume I (DVD)

Information about medical and scientific advances, legal evidence & tactics, rehabilitation trends, and mental health strategies.

Coping With Brain Injury Volume II (DVD)

Information about brain injury & school success, caregiving strategies, robots & rehabilitation, and life after brain injury.

Getting Better and Better after Brain Injury: A guide for families, friends, and caregivers for living smarter and happier (Book)

Life after brain injury can be challenging, not just for the survivor, but also for those who know and love the individual. This illustrated, down-to-earth guide is packed with practical ideas, advice, suggestions, and tools to help families and friends: recognize the effects of injury on the survivor and family, identify sources of distress and learn how to effectively manage stress, reduce frustration and master the art of patience, learn when and how to ask for help, and learn how to listen and communicate effectively.

In Harm’s Way-Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children (DVD) 2 copies

This DVD presentation provides education to Head Start providers which will improve their awareness and recognition of traumatic brain injury and the special roles they can play in identifying potential TBIs in young children (ages 0-4). Topics include: definition, causes, incidence in young children, importance of early identification and effects of delayed diagnosis, shaken baby syndrome, common signs and symptoms of TBI in children, addressing known TBIs, and prevention.

Living Life Fully after Brain Injury: A workbook for survivors, families and caregivers (Book)

Brain injury recovery is a long journey for survivors, families and caregivers. Whether you are a civilian or veteran who has survived a brain injury, a family member or caregiver, a clinician, advocate, or direct care staff, you will find this “cutting edge” work book is a valuable resource an tool for living a full life after brain injury. It pulls together scientific information from evidence based research by 19 national experts on brain injury, range of topics from coma to living in the community, compelling personal vignettes to illustrate content, tools for personal assessment and practical strategies, and a CD with 46 worksheets for personal and professional use by survivors, families, and clinicians.

Lost and Found: A survivor’s guide for reconstructing life after brain injury (Book)

Coping with life after brain injury is not easy. The practical and user friendly workbook and guide for survivors and their families is packed with everyday strategies, tips, and accommodations to address the cognitive challenges of daily life. Based on the author’s experience as a survivor and as a facilitator of hundreds of support groups, she presents a philosophy and approach for overcoming challenges, envisioning goals, and continuing their healing process. It is a collection of “brain injury survivor wisdom” that users will be able to apply each day. The work book comes with a CD to print all forms and worksheet tools.

Making a Difference-Meeting the Special Needs of Individuals with Brain Injury(DVD) 2 copies
& Una Fuerza Positiva-Como satisfacer las necesidades especiales de personas con lesión cerebral Spanish version of above DVD

This instructional video offers useful tips for effective communication and for directing individual, families and loved ones to needed supports and services. The training is ideal for health care professionals, educators, policy makers, family members, and friends who want to understand the issues that challenge individual with brain injury. In addition the video includes a section that addresses the special needs of veterans with brain injury. There are ten modules that illustrate the neuro-anatomy of a brain injury and the everyday difficulties experienced by many brain injury survivors.

Managing Care and Services after Brain Injury: A workbook for families and caregivers (Book)

Families become the real “case managers” for services in the community over time, whether it is a son, daughter, parent, sibling, or spouse who has a brain injury. This workbook teaches families how to communicate effectively, set goals, plan for the future, locate and coordinate services, make referrals that get results, advocate for services and funding, and evaluate what is important.

Mindstorms: Living with Traumatic Brain Injury (Book)

The complete guide for families living with traumatic brain injury is a compassionate manual of practical information that includes inspirational stories from families and patients.

Still Friends? Friends Still! (DVD)

Brain injury DVD features adolescents talking about how a brain injury changes relationships among friends.

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury A Family Guidebook (Book)

This book which is based upon the experiences of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them will answer many questions about medical, insurance, financial, legal, family, and personal issues.

Survival Kit-A planner and organizer for survivors of brain injury and their families (Book)

This manual is designed to be used by a wide variety of persons with brain injuries or brain disorders. It includes functional and useful forms to use for schedules, calendars, journals, logs, daily living checklists, visual reminders, treatment tasks and goals, personal/household information, and survival strategies. This book goes with the “Brain Injury Survival Kit” book.

Take Two: After Traumatic Brain Injury (DVD)

Brain injury DVD on rehabilitation and educational challenges of three youths with brain injury returning to school.

The Critical Link-CHRs and Traumatic Brain Injury in Indian Country (DVD) 2 copies

This DVD presentation provided education to Native American Community Health Representatives to improve their awareness and recognition of traumatic brain injury, its prevalence in Indian Country, and the special roles that CHRs can play on behalf of American Indians/Alaska Natives with brain injury to facilitate medical treatment and service delivery, and improve recovery outcomes for their patients.

The Road Ahead-Next Exit: Hope, a helpful look at how brain injuries affect the whole family for ages 5-10 (Booklet)

This special book for children helps them understand their reactions and emotions when a parent or sibling has a brain injury. Written for children ages 5-10, it is a n interactive story book that uses a variety of tools to help youths express themselves. This book helps parents and family members communicate with their children about the emotional upheaval and changes in their lives due to a parent or sibling’s brain injury.

Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury (Book)

This valuable resource for caregivers, medical services providers, and family members is based on the author’s own personal experience. The book includes ten sections with tips and tools for coping, participating throughout the process, and surviving your own child’s brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury Personal Stories

A Moment in Time (Book)

This book chronicles a family’s struggles after their daughter sustains a brain injury in a car accident. This is a story of how a young woman and her family survived incredible odds, there is one clear message: that through faith, hope and love the human spirit will triumph over the most difficulty of circumstances.

Brain Injury Dialogues (DVD)

This documentary DVD for adults and veterans with brain injury, families, and caregivers has accurate, sympathetic and empowering discussions about living with brain injury.

Fighting for David (Book)

This is a story how the author fought for her son, David’s life after a terrible motorcycle accident. This story shows how David overcame many of his disabilities with the help of his family.

In An Instant-A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing (Book)

Journalist Bob Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him while embedded with the military in Iraq. Lee and Bob Woodruff’s book is about their romance, resilience, and courage following the tragedy that transformed their lives and gripped a nation. They reveal the agonizing details of Bob’s terrible injuries and his remarkable recovery.

Keep Moving Forward (DVD)

Stories and information about children with brain injuries.

Life Goes On After Traumatic Brain Injury (DVD) 2 copies

True stories of recovery from traumatic brain injury.

My New Brain-Memoir of a Brain Injury (Book)

While on active duty in the U.S. Army, Lori Williams sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident. The author discusses her 22 year journey and the ways in which she was affected by a brain injury, discussing the ramification of this incomprehensible tragedy.

The Smile on My Forehead: Memoir of My Life With a Brain Injury (Book)

This book is a personal memoir of how Jennifer Mosher learned to accept her newly injured self and discovered the best way to manage life with a traumatic brain injury.

The Water Giver-The Story of a Mother, a Son, and Their Second Chance (Book)

This is a true story about the author, Joan Ryan’s son, Ryan and his near fatal skateboard accident. It is a family’s harrowing experience and a testament to a mother’s love. It is a journey through brain injury rehabilitation and recovery.

TBI: Shaken, but not Stirred (Book)

This is a remarkable story of Joyce Little Fahl who overcame a debilitating brain injury she sustained in an auto accident. This is a story of triumph over tragedy, inspirational for those with TBI, their loved ones and caregivers.

Unthinkable: A Mother’s Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph Through a Child’s Traumatic Brain Injury (Book)

Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie and her family grow to find hope, healing and even greater love after the horror and despair they experienced when her son sustained a traumatic brain injury. This book is about perseverance, filled with universal lessons of struggle and triumph. Each chapter is followed by the harrowing journey with vital insights to assist others through their tragedies.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

A Blow to the Brain (60 Minutes DVD)

Airdate 10/11/09. Devastating, degenerative brain disease has been shown to be the result of severe repetitive had injuries such as concussions, and no one is more at risk than athletes. Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson tells Bob Simon that his depression and other cognitive problems are due to the more than 50 concussions he says he suffered on the football field.

Concussion: An Educational DVD

Brain injury DVD on concussion and post concussion syndrome for students, educators, coaches, school nurses, and athletic trainers.

Head Games-Football’s Concussion Crisis (Book)

America’s favorite sport has a serious problem. Many of the NFL’s top players have had their careers ended by head injuries. But few realize that most NFL players are suffering multiple concussions during their career and shocking new studies reveal that these players suffer higher rates of depression, cognitive disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease. The true concussion crisis is in youth sports, where children die every year and many more are impaired for life. This book shows parents, players and coaches what a concussion is, how to identify its symptoms, when it is safe to return to the field, and how the game should be changed to prevent concussions.

Reclaiming Your Life “living with the long term effects of a concussion” (DVD)

This documentary is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, families and survivors of mild traumatic brain injury. This DVD provides insight from the perspective of the injured as well as the treatment professionals.

The Silent Epidemic-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (DVD) 2 copies

Part One: Identification and Diagnosis
Part Two: Management of MTBI

Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI): An Insightful Guide to Symptoms, Treatments, and Redefining Recovery (Book)

This is a clearly written guide to understanding mild traumatic brain injury for anyone who has sustained a head injury, concussion or MTBI caused by a fall, automobile or sports related accident or a blast injury. It describes the signs and symptoms as they show up in everyday life. There are helpful tips for family, friends, and loved ones, as well as “brain saving” decisions to prevent sports-related concussions and a list of medical profession who treat this “invisible” injury. Since MTBI is often unidentified and misunderstood, this book is also an essential reference for health care professionals, teachers, athletic coaches, and employers to expand their knowledge of the physical and behavioral symptoms. The intention of the author is to create a greater awareness of this injury and to inspire hope that brain injury survivors will get better, learn strategies to compensate, and discover their own resilience and resourcefulness.

Military/Veterans

Beyond The Invisible-Living with Brain Injury (DVD)

A documentary DVD about veterans living with brain injury.

Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injuyr and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide (Military Life) (Book)

This book offers guidance for returning veterans, from treatment options, to diagnosis criteria and techniques, to resources for rehabilitation and support. Discussions in clued TBI and PT definitions, outlining the risk factions, explanations of diagnostic criteria, prevention techniques, barriers to seeking care, and treatment options. It is an essential guide for returning veterans, their families, and all who work with veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI.

Coming Home-Family, Courage and Resilience after Brain Injury (DVD)

A documentary DVD about military personnel with brain injury returning home after active duty.

Explaining Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD to Children and Teens (Book)

When a parent is injured, sons and daughters often feel confused, scared, anxious and angry. This guide helps parents explain the physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and communicative changes that can follow a brain injury, blast injury or PTSD. Using examples from children of all ages, it helps them understand their emotional reactions to a parent’s injury or PTSD. Each chapter has an exercise for children and practical tips for children, parents and professionals

Get Well Soon…Balloon! (Booklet)

Story book helps children understand their emotions and reactions when a parent has a brain injury. Using language for young child, it describes coma, rehabilitation, coming home, and therapy from a child’s perspective. It is highly recommend for families of injured veterans and service members.

Once a Warrior-Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home-Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and Mild TBI (Book)

This is an essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family member. In clear practical language the author explores the latest knowledge of combat stress, PTSD, MTBI, and other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, the heart of the book focuses on what is necessary to successfully navigate the transition from combat environment to the home front.

Our Daddy is Invincible (Book)

Traumatic brain injury can result in confusing and frightening changes in a parent. Children already under the stress of a parent’s deployment face new fears when a mother or father is injured. This story book helps children understand the wounds of war and their emotions and reactions to the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes in their mother or father. Based on the author’s experience with her children when their father sustain a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, the powerful illustrations help children understand and cope with their fears, questions, and hopes for the future.

Turning Hope into Reality (2 CD Set)

One CD provides a glimpse of the rich history of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Research and Development program that has advanced health care for Veterans and other Americans through its innovations and discoveries. It includes a music video of former Marine Stephen Cochran’s song “Hope.” The other CD highlights just a few of the research advancements that are improving Veteran’s lives: personalized medicine, pain management, hearing & vision loss, PTSD, post-deployment research, polytrauma, prosthetics & amputation care, substance abuse, TBI, mental health, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes.

Understanding the Effects of Concussion, Blast and Brain Injuries (Book)

A guide on blast injury, PTSD and brain injury for families and caregivers explains the consequence of brain trauma in veterans. Used by many VA Hospitals and Army Medical Facilities, this special collection of topics ranges from physical, cognitive and behavioral challenges to the emotional impact of blast injuries on families. It is an essential resource for vet centers, rehabilitation program, and community program and can also be used by families for a better understanding of the many consequences of brain trauma and concussion.

Stroke

After a Stroke-300 Tips for Making Life Easier (Book)

This book is about stroke and brain damage for adults and families with 300 practical suggestions and tips for coping with the physical, communicative, cognitive, and emotional changes.

After the Stroke: My Journey Back to Life (Book)

This is a candid and moving memoir by Mark McEwen, a weatherman on The Early Show. He traces his recovery in the aftermath of a massive stroke. This book is about humility, dignity, courage, and never giving up. It is a book about what you can do to save a life, including your own.

My Stroke of Insight-A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (Book)
& My Stroke of Insight (Audio Book/5CD Set)

Written by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., a neuroanatomist who suffered a massive stroke. She shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery. It took eight years for Taylor to heal completely. This is a valuable recovery guide for anyone touched by a brain injury and an emotionally stirring testimony that deep internal peace truly is accessible to anyone at any time.

Navigating Through the Fog-The Story of a Stroke Survivor and the Woman who Loves Him (Book)

Jan and Brian Healy share their personal journey from despair to hope and eventual triumph when Brian sustained a devastating hemorrhagic stroke. It underscores the importance of having a supportive family to navigate through the difficult times. This is an emotional story of hope, recovery and the power of faith, family, friendship, and love.

Take Brave Steps for Stroke Survivors and Families (Book)

This book leads survivors and loved ones through the mental, emotional, and social maze of stroke recovery. Ron Gardner is the author and a stroke survivor. He guides readers on how to navigate through the fears, adversities and challenges that often go unspoken and unanswered.