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10 Self Advocacy Tips

This document provides 10 tips PWBI can use to advocate for themselves in everyday life situations.

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.

A Fact Sheet for Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals

The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions can occur, such as during physical education (PE) class, playground time, or school-based sports activities. Teachers and school counselors may be the first to notice changes in their students.

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.

At-Home Activities to Improve Cognition

Ideas, activities, and strategies for improving cognition, including memory, problem-solving, orientation, organization, and reasoning.

Attention and Concentration Problems

People who have sustained a brain injury may not immediately recognize that their ability to concentrate has changed, which can lead to misunderstandings when others perceive an inability to concentrate as a lack of intelligence or motivation.

Attention Challenges Following TBI: Overview and Treatment Strategies

The nature and frequency of attention lapses following a TBI can regularly disrupt daily activities at home, work, and in the community. This research brief provides an overview of attention challenges following TBI and treatment approaches for managing these challenges.

CDC Heads Up Rocket Blades: The Brain Safety Game

Rocket Blades is a mobile game app developed by the Centers for Disease Control and …

Cognitive Problems After a Brain Injury

After a TBI it is common for people to have problems with attention, concentration, speech and language, learning and memory, reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

Cognitive Symptoms of Vestibular Disorders

Vestibular disorders can affect your ability to think, specifically to pay attention and concentrate, to remember, to reason, and to problem solve. Often times, you may find you are easily distracted, both by external stimuli (others talking, TV) and by internal stimuli (your thoughts and feelings).

Common Vision Problems & Symptoms Following a Concussion

Following a concussion, there is often an interruption in communication between the eyes and the …

Communication Disorders After a Brain Injury

A brain injury can affect a person’s ability to communicate by impairing their hearing, speech …

Concussion Basics

Concussions are often described as “mild,” but their affects can still be serious and impact …

Concussion Do’s and Don’ts: The First Few Days of Recovery

Concussion recovery is a complex process and can be influenced by individual actions. Knowing what …

Concussion Information for Patients and Families

This Concussion Booklet was created to give you the information you need to know to …

Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, …

Getting Your Life Organized

Strategies for when you feel like you can’t get organized and keep track of your life.

Guideline for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms

This guideline can be used by patients when speaking with healthcare providers about their care. …

How Can I Help My Child Recover after a Concussion?

Most children with a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury, feel better within a …

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.

Memory and Moderate to Severe Brain Injury

This fact sheet explains memory problems that may affect people with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). By understanding the new limits on their memory and ways to help overcome those limits, people with TBI can still get things done every day.

Memory Problems and Tips

Short-term memory loss is very common after a brain injury – thankfully there are plenty of coping strategies available. Typical situations include forgetting people’s names, losing a train of thought, getting lost at the shops, repeating or forgetting past conversations, misplacing objects and difficulty learning new skills.

Post-Concussion Symptom Checklist

This checklist can be used to understand the extent of an individual’s post concussion symptoms. …

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder in which various symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion. In most people, symptoms occur within the first seven to 10 days and go away within three months.

Problems with Perception of Time after a Brain Injury

After a traumatic brain injury, patients can experience a variety of problems, such as the perception of time. There are steps that can be followed to help with time perception by establishing basic routines, breaking down tasks, and establishing prompts to promote accuracy with time.

REAP The Benefits of Good Concussion Management

The REAP Project which stands for Reduce – Educate – Accommodate – Pace is a …

Taking Care of Your Child After Their Head’s Been Hurt

There are many ways our child’s head can get hurt. Knowing the signs, symptoms, and …

Taking Care of Yourself After Your Head’s Been Hurt

A fall, a car accident, or any sort of blow or jolt to the head …

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.

Ways to Improve Your Memory – Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

Coping skills and strategies to help improve memory following concussion.