From the hospital to community re-integration, Life Skills Village is there to support people with a TBI and their families:
Hospital-Based Transitional Care
LSV Day Program
Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Individual and Family Counseling
Behavior Management Planning
Adaptive Equipment and Adaptive Technology
Daily Functional Monitoring Inventories
Residential Monitoring Services
Community Access Planning
WHAT PEOPLE WITH A TBI WANT YOU TO KNOW
Every after-school TV special has the same basic theme: if you want to understand someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That’s easier said than done when you try swapping sneakers with a person who has a traumatic brain injury.
What most people are able to effortlessly experience - like a dinner gathering with friends, a memory of a shared family moment or even the certainty of their actions – people with a traumatic brain injury experience in a much more complex, confusing and disjointed manner.
I recently came across a blog with an excerpt from Barbara J. Webster’s book, “Lost and Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know.” After two years of getting to know our clients, I have never heard the emotional repercussions of other peoples’ actions toward people with a TBI described quite so poignantly.
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THOUGHTS FROM DR. BRYAN WEINSTEIN: Top 12 Apps for People with a Brain Injury
I know what you’re thinking: don’t people with a traumatic brain injury have enough to relearn without training in new technology for their smart phone? Short answer: yes and no. Yes, which is why the twelve apps I have suggested below are meant to complement existing therapies and programming. No, because the more often someone with a TBI is able to exercise his mind, the more functional it will be for in the future. Learning is a lifelong process – with or without a TBI.
There are literally dozens of apps available for people with a brain injury and hundreds for people with similar problems. I have selected the following apps because they provide an augmented solution to the three primary deficit categories common to many people with a brain injury...click here to continue.
First Person: Work Re-Entry Program Expands to Include All People with Disabilities
Returning to work after a traumatic brain injury or disabling illness is one of the most difficult, yet desperately desired situations for anyone sidelined by a health trauma. Sitting around watching your life’s goals, your purpose and even friends vanish in a haze of medication and constant doctors appointments is downright depressing. Eventually, you find yourself socially isolated – living in a different world from friends and family – and just hoping for some positive change, any positive change, to come along and improve your life.
Life Skills Village became that positive change for me.
I was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease in my early 30s that caused constant, intense, physically- and mentally-crippling pain. I continued working until it became clear there was no way to manage both my health and career. Click here for entire article.
Very few events in a lifetime are as catastrophic as a brain injury - for patients, caregivers and loved ones alike. To help families and loved ones begin to understand TBI and find helpful resources, we have created a quick reference guide that includes:
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