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Beyond Opioids: Therapy Strategies to Manage Chronic Pain

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Weasilience: Traumatic Brain Injury and Resilience

Published by <p>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 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Med SLP printable handout: Prognosis after brain injury

Prognosis After Brain Injury

Published by <p>This resource describes prognosis of improvement and recovery following brain injury. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Mental Fatigue Following Brain Injury

Published by <p>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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Mechanisms for Recovery: Spontaneous Recovery, Neuroplasticity, and Adaptability

Published by <p>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 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Resilience and Traumatic Brain Injury

Published by <p>This handout is based on the course Weasilience: Traumatic Brain Injury and Resilience presented by Carole Starr, M.S. The handout reviews overcoming denial, observing the situation, and learning from the experience and provides a list of books and websites that brain injury survivors can look to for information about resilience. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Group Therapy: How to Manage Energy After a Brain Injury (Spoon Theory)

Published by <p>The “Spoon Theory” was created by Christine Miserandino to help explain how brain injuries affect a person’s energy resources. This group activity can help lead a discussion about what daily mental and physical activities “use spoons” and which activities “replace/gain spoons” for energy conservation. This activity encourages a person to identify the specific daily tasks […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Group Therapy Activity: Grief and Acceptance with Brain Injury

Published by <p>A brain injury can forever change the lives of the person with a brain injury and his/her family members. Naturally, survivors will experience grief with this lifestyle change. Carole J. Starr’s book To Root & To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury served as a guide for this important group discussion and personal reflection treatment tasks. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Changes to Behavior and Personality After Brain Injury

Published by <p>Many patients and families struggle with the reality of the long-term changes in behavior and personality associated with brain injury. Includes descriptions of aggression, confabulation, emotional lability, lacking emotion, being put in unsafe situations, poor judgment, lack of initiation, disinhibition, agitation, and anxiety. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Brain Craft

Published by <p>This leisure-based intervention addresses bilateral fine motor coordination, executive functioning, attention, and visual perceptual skills while providing brain education and encouraging creativity. It is a fun way to work with clients who have survived brain injury or stroke, while addressing important functional skills. This activity has graded options for implementation based on time constraints or […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>