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Brain Injury Rehabilitation

A brain injury can affect just about everything — including the way a person walks, talks, and thinks. For service members and veterans who have been in combat, these symptoms can be compounded by other physical injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder. The length of the rehabilitation process varies according to the person and to the severity of their injury. Some people may only require a few weeks or months of rehabilitation, and others may require years or even lifelong rehabilitation. Treatments range from critical hospital care to speech and language therapy.

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In the Brain, Timing Is Everything

In the Brain, Timing Is Everything
July 14, 2014
How can metronome-like beats help people with TBI with cognitive issues like memory, processing speed, sensory integration, and attention?

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Will Exposure Therapy to Treat PTSD Work for You?

Will Exposure Therapy to Treat PTSD Work for You?
July 9, 2014
“Close your eyes and think about the vacation you took on a warm, sunny beach. Now, tell me every detail of what you see, hear, smell and feel.” This is how exposure therapy may start for vets with TBI and/or PTSD.

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In Their Boots: "War Scar, Chapter 2"

In Their Boots: "War Scar, Chapter 2"
July 1, 2014
With the support of his wife, Jerry Cortinas who is living with TBI and PTSD, tries adaptive skiing for the first time.

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In Their Boots: "War Scar, Chapter 3"

In Their Boots: "War Scar, Chapter 3"
July 1, 2014
In Chapter 3 of this documentary episode, Jerry Cortinas, who has TBI and a missing hand, successfully tackles the mountain on a snowboard.

Expanding the Canvas

Expanding the Canvas
January 15, 2014
Army Staff Sergeant Russell Smith uses art to help himself and other veterans with TBI and PTSD.

How Is a Therapy Dog Different from a Service Dog?

How Is a Therapy Dog Different from a Service Dog?
December 4, 2013
Occupational therapist Kristen Maisano talks about therapy dogs, which are used in the clinic, and how they can help service members with mild TBI and PTDS in ways that humans cannot.

What Is the Role of Motivation in Occupational Therapy?

What Is the Role of Motivation in Occupational Therapy?
December 4, 2013
"Sometimes service members and veterans feel stuck. Rehab for TBI is not easy," says occupational therapist Kristen Maisano. "My job is to help them find what motivates them to dig deep and to set and attain incremental goals."

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Adam at Ease

A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now
Adam thanks you — his blog viewers and supporters — and encourages you to continue the discussion and awareness raising about TBI and PTSD; the battle does not stop here.

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury
If extra time on a test or memory aids can make life easier during college, why not use them? Adam talks about moving past the "stigma" of using disability services and getting the help you need to succeed in college.

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