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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.
Special Operations Chief Jake Young: Training service dogs to help veterans like himself
More Brain Injury Rehabilitation
The Dog Tag Story
March 25, 2016
Two injured vets—Marine Cpl. Lalo Panyagua and Army Sgt. Josh Tredinnick—explain how the non-profit Dog Tag Bakery has helped them learn about business and get ready for a new career.
Surpassing Your Plateau — Asking Yourself “What’s Next?”
October 29, 2014
What do you plan to do with your life? Now ask yourself, what do you plan to do with your life after a traumatic injury?
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?
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.
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
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
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.