Behavior Resources

10 Things You Should Know About Behavior & Brain Injury

This article explores the unique issues around brain injury and behavior.

5 Dimensions of TBI-Related Irritability

The five dimensions of TBI-related irritability: affective, behavioral, cognitive/perceptual, relational, and environmental.

Anger and Depression

Common changes in emotion after a TBI are anger and depression.

Anger – Signs & Coping Strategies

The most common signs, triggers, and coping strategies for anger.

Behavior Changes after Moderate to Severe TBI

This handout explains possible behavior changes after TBI, why they happen, and how to deal with behavior issues.

Impaired Self-Awareness and Brain Injury

Lack of self-awareness is a common outcome for people who sustain brain injuries with frontal lobe damage, which can lead to unrealistic goals such as returning to work despite a severe brain injury.

Impulsive Behavior

Injury to the frontal lobes after a TBI can affect the area of the brain that normally controls our impulses, which can lead to impulsive and inappropriate social behavior.

Managing Anger & Irritability After TBI – The power of PAUSE

Anger and irritability are common side effects of a brain injury. Here are some strategies to help reduce anger, irritation, and aggression with an acronym to help remember.

Thinking and Behavior Management Strategies for Caregivers and Professionals

A partnership approach can be an effective way to negotiate solutions to thinking and behavior problems. This means acting as partners in the decision-making process by working together to determine how to solve a problem.