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TBI Survivor Uses Internet to Assist Brain Injury Disability – Part II

Posted on May 6th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Yesterday, a former client of mine, began this two part series on how to use the internet to help connect with those who were willing to assist her in accommodating her disability. Today, she addresses the question she ended yesterday’s blog with: What do I do so that my friends..
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TBI Survivor Uses Internet to Assist with Brain Injury Disability

Posted on May 5th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

From a former client Cindy, a consistent source of ideas and content for my blogs. Cindy has found a novel way to use the internet to deal with day to day obstacles, brain injury survivors encounter. Hi Everyone, I am a TBI survivor, going on almost 4 years now. Two..
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Another Service Dog Story

Posted on May 1st, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

It is no surprise to me, that people are more open talking about their pets than themselves. We often enjoy hearing about them more too.. On May 1, 2008, at 7:50 PM, PR Latenser wrote: I noted your blog comments where you defended service dogs… Let me tell you about..
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The Emotional Adjustment to Brain Injury

Posted on April 29th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

EDITORS NOTE: Continuing with this week’s theme of the emotional impact of brain injury, I have another post from a TBI advocate/survivor I want to share. Kimberly was referenced on our blogs a few weeks ago with respect to seizure dogs and she started following our blogs at that time...
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Emotional Issues After TBI

Posted on April 28th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

This week, we will focus on emotional issues after TBI. I will begin with a contribution from an old TBI from entitled Hope For Anger by Stephanie St. Claire: There is help and hope for out of control anger. I no longer put holes in doors trying to get through..
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Patterns of Footprints of Brain Injury

Posted on April 18th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Diagnosing brain injury in absence of a continuing loss of consciousness, is a matter of triangulating behavioral observations, scientific test results and objective measuring tools for the change in function correlated with brain injury. The most important piece of the diagnostic puzzle is the clinical judgment of a doctor experienced..
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Footprints of Invisible Brain Injury

Posted on April 14th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Last week, we talked about the term “invisible injury” as used by the Brain Injury Association, to describe brain injury and its application to discrimination against seizure dogs. That topic transitions to today’s blog about how we identify an “invisible injury”, such as brain injury. So how do we see..
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Service Dog Discrimination Issues

Posted on April 10th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

EDITORS NOTE: Yesterday, we talked about the “invisible injury” nature of brain injury, specifically with respect to public recognition of the role of seizure dogs. I had intended to next write about seeing the invisible, thru following the patterns of the footprints, but have decided to wait for that until..
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Seizure Dogs and Brain Injury/Seizure Disorders

Posted on April 9th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

I have never been a big fan of the politically correct terms when discussing brain injury, hence my own coining of the term ©Subtle Brain Injury in 1999. See Having served on several boards where all they did was argue about what were the appropriate 30 words to put..
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The Need for Periodic Followups after a Concussion

Posted on April 4th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

As I discussed yesterday, if the person is seen the day after the concussion, there is a fertile opportunity to actually test the injured person’s memory formation, to see if they are in an amnestic period. Yet, no where in the Facts for Physicians Toolkit, does it call for a..
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