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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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More Brain Injury Rehabilitation
How Do You Set Treatment Goals for Patients with Brain Injury?
December 4, 2013
Setting goals for TBI treatment is crucial, but Dr. Heechin Chae emphasizes that clairty in those goals and the steps necessary to achieve them are essential for success.
How Can You Help People with TBI Return to Their Jobs?
December 4, 2013
Dr. Heechin Chae talks about the best strategies for people with brain injury to return to their jobs, the most important and often difficult one being to return slowly and carefully.
How Does Acupuncture Help People with TBI?
September 10, 2013
Dr. Heechin Chae explains how acupuncture, as fascinating and mysterious as the brain, can affect neurochemical function.
How Are Psychological Service Dogs Assigned to Patients?
September 3, 2013
Occupational therapist Kristen Maisano talks about how and when service members with mild TBI and/or PTSD can acquire a psychological service dog.
A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich
Using Funds from Disability Compensation and the GI Bill for Going Back to School
Receiving service-related disability compensation does not interfere with the funds veterans receive from the GI Bill, explains Adam.
Finding a Balance: College, Work, Family ... and Issues from TBI
Returning to school as a veteran — especially with a brain injury — can be difficult. Adam suggests strategies like starting slowly or taking a smaller course load that balances better with work and life.