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Plateau: Is My Recovery from Brain Injury Over

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This material busts the myth of a person’s recovery plateauing after a brain injury and explains how the environment can have a positive or negative impact. Frasca, D., Tomaszczyk, J., McFadyen, B.J., & Green, R.E.(2013). Traumatic brain injury and post-acute decline: what role does environmental enrichment play? A scoping review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7. […]
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Social Cues

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout details different social cues to be aware of to help aid clients with social participation and appropriateness. It is appropriate for people with a brain Injury, dementia, young adult autism, or developmental delays. This pairs well with the therapy material Social Cues In Practice.
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Social Cues in Practice

October 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This therapy material provides two methods for practicing and improving nonverbal social skills. It is appropriate for people with a brain Injury, dementia, young adult autism, or developmental delays. This pairs well with the handout Social Cues.
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Overstimulation After Brain Injury

June 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides education on overstimulation after brain injury and how clients can cope with it. Video on how to use this resource: Cotter, J. (2022). Tailoring the rehabilitative environment for people with sensory overload.
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Beyond Opioids: Therapy Strategies to Manage Chronic Pain

June 5, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
Chronic pain presents unique challenges to the rehabilitation professional, oftentimes serving as the primary barrier to functional and meaningful progress. This course will explain the different therapy approaches required for effective chronic pain management, while providing a deeper understanding of how pain is processed in the body.
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Weasilience: Traumatic Brain Injury and Resilience

January 19, 2022 by txinsights.
This course teaches speech, occupational, and physical therapists how to define resilience, list three resilience lessons that relate to overcoming adversity, and list three strategies to increase resilience in the context of brain injury recovery. Using her 20+ years of brain injury recovery and research insights, Carole Starr shows how to move forward after a […]
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Mental Fatigue Following Brain Injury

December 30, 2021 by txinsights.
Mental fatigue is a common long-lasting symptom that is poorly understood by people with brain injuries. This educational handout describes mental fatigue following brain injury, symptoms and places/times it can be worse, provides suggestions for assessment tools to track mental fatigue over a period of time, and tips/strategies to manage mental fatigue.
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Mechanisms for Recovery: Spontaneous Recovery, Neuroplasticity, and Adaptability

December 29, 2021 by txinsights.
A frequent question asked by people following brain injury is, “How long will it take for me to progress back to ‘normal’? Although there is no magic number to provide regarding recovery length, a therapist can provide education regarding recovery mechanisms, including spontaneous recovery, neuroplasticity, and adaptability. This handout describes three mechanisms of recovery and […]
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