Archive for October, 2011

Assessment of Severe Brain Injury Deficits

Posted on October 31st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Steven Assessment of Severe Brain Injury Deficits: Steven Part Fourteen In part fourteen we discussed the problems Steven had while he never really had an assessment of severe brain injury deficits. You said you  finally had a neuropsychological evaluation done for the..
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Pilot Program Aims To Help Vets Live With TBI

Posted on October 30th, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

“Brain injury is … a lifelong condition.” Truer words have never been spoken. In this case, the quote is from Cynthia Boyer, senior clinical director for Bancroft NeuroHealth in Haddonfield, N.J. Her remark comes from a Page One story that The Star-Ledger of Newark published earlier this month on a pilot rehab program..
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Social Security for Severely Brain Injury Survivors

Posted on October 28th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series Steven Social Security for Severely Brain Injury Survivors: Steven Part Thirteen As discussed previously in Part Eight, only incompetency or neglect could have resulted in someone so clearly eligible, being denied Social Security Disability Income, (SSDI) ,social security for severely brain..
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Advocate for Severe Brain Injury: School Admin Becomes Advocate

Posted on October 27th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series Steven Advocate for Severe Brain Injury: Steven Part Twelve Bill Wright was the difference maker in Steven’s life.  Bill is the director at the Technology Center, where Steven went to school for two years. Bill became an advocate for severe brain injury...
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Learning After Severe Brain Injury: The Process

Posted on October 26th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Steven Learning After Severe Brain Injury: Steven Part Eleven   I took some time with Steven to focus on the process of learning after severe brain injury to fix a car and the process of actually fixing a car.  The goal..
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School After Severe Brain Injury : School Re-Opened the World

Posted on October 25th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series Steven School After Severe Brain Injury: Steven Part Ten It strikes me that you’ve had one sort of bright spot over the last six years which is this return to school after severe brain injury, is that accurate? Yes sir. How..
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Lost in Our Disability System:The Poverty and the Scandal

Posted on October 24th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series Steven Lost in Our Disability System: Steven Part Nine Steven and discussed the extent of his injuries. It took Steven five and a half years to get social security disability.  A prime example of being lost in our disability system. As I..
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NFL Claims Concussion Study Will Be More Scientific Than Prior

Posted on October 22nd, 2011 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League’s next study of the long-term impact of concussions on players will be more expansive than its first effort, which was lambasted by Congress and independent physicians, according to The New York Times. In fact, one of the doctors leading the new research initiative joined the chorus of..
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Social Security Disability: Turned Down for Being “Too Smart”

Posted on October 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series Steven Social Security Disability: Steven Part Eight Are you on Social Security Disability now? It took five and a half years.  Yes, sir.  That’s why she initially walked out.  It literally was right after my second denial, and I guess when..
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Outpatient Therapy After TBI: Funded Until COBRA Ran Out

Posted on October 20th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Steven Outpatient Therapy After TBI: Steven Part Seven Regarding Steven’s outpatient therapy after TBI, it only lasted as long as his Cobra did. Obama Care came with so many compromises, it is unlikely to help in this situation, even when it..
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