BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC & NON-TRAUMATIC

Below are clickable links to resources and organizations that we think are helpful to brain injured persons and their families. (Click name of organization to go there.)

ORGANIZATIONS

American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)

The professional association for audiologists and speech and language pathologists.

Brain Injury Association of America

A national organization dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury through advocacy, education and research.

CarbonMonoxideSurvivor.com

Provides information about the dangers of carbon monoxide and the baffling and disabling health problems caused by a poisoning injury.

Coma / Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Association, Inc.

A non profit support organization for coma and brain injury survivors.

CDC-Heads-Up: Concussion in High School Sports

Teaches high school sports programs concussion awareness, prevention and treatment.

Family Caregivers Alliance

Supports and assists caregivers of brain-impaired adults.

Lead Poisoning National Safety Council

Provides education about the wide range of adverse health effects of lead exposure in both children and adults.

National Headache Foundation

Provides information on headaches, causes, treatment and support groups.

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Strokes

Anoxia/Hypoxia Information Page

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Provides an abundance of disability and rehabilitation oriented information.

New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance (NMBIA)

New Mexico’s voice for brain injured people and their families. Provides support and advocacy concerning many issues faced by the brain injured.

Sports Legacy Institute

Explores the ongoing problems with sports concussions. The mission is to advance prevention and treatment of brain trauma.

PseudoBulbar Affect

Information about Pseudobulbar Affect which can happen with brain injury or certain neurological conditions causing uncontrollable outbursts of laughing or crying.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center

The CSG Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at all gov't levels.Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities.

RESOURCES

Atlas of the Human Brain

Provides the most accurate and detailed deliniations of brain structure available.

Brain Book Life Management System

A life manager and day planner designed specifically for brain injured people.

The Challenge!

A very helpful quarterly magazine for brain injured person’s and their families published by the Brain Injury Association of America.

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT 2)

A standardized method of evaluating injured athletes from age 10 and older. For use by medical and health professionals. (Downloadable PDF)

Shuffle Brain (The Playful Brain)

A neuroscientist and a puzzle designer team up to produce puzzles that improve brain function.

 

Whole Brain Atlas

A very educational, high resolution brain atlas showing both normal and diseased or damaged brain tissue.

 

Head Injury First Aid

From the New York Times Health Section. An overview of causes, descriptions and first aid for traumatic brain injury.

VIDEOS

Pseudobulbar Affect

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a medical condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of crying or laughing, often in socially inappropriate situations. Watch this video about PBA to learn more about the condition.

Pseudobulbar Affect

This rare, often painful symptom of multiple sclerosis is also known commonly as pathological laughter, or in medical terminology, as Pseudobulbar Affect.Watch this video posted by a man of his friend with the condition.

APPS FOR iOS (iPHONE, iPOD, iPAD)

Breathe to Relax

Stress Management Tool

 

Create Inner Peace

Stress Management Tool

 

Today Screen

Task Reminder

 

Last Pass

Management for logins, family data, passwords, etc.

 

Find a Pharmacy

Pharmacy Locator

 

Pill Tracker

Medicine Tracker + Reminder

 

ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Medical Data Keeper

 

Proloquo2Go

Text to Speech App

 

ClearRecord

Voice Recorder

 

iConverse

Assisted Communication

Dragon Dictation

Voice Recognition

 

d2U

Dictation and Transcription

 

SoundAmp

Assistive Hearing App

 

Voice Cards

Voice Flash Cards

 

Flash Cards Deluxe

Index Card Assistive Writing Application

 

Learning Ally

Audio Books and Textbooks

 

iBooks

Book Reader

 

Corkulous

Idea Board/Note Taker

 

ITPADD

Special Ed Curriculum

 

Pic-Z Tag

Identification App

LocateMeNow

Find your location

Stress Tracker

Rage Control as seen on the Dr. Phil Show

 

T2 Mood Tracker

Emotional Monitor

 

Simply Being

Guided Meditation for Relaxation

 

PTSD Coach

PTSD Self Help

 

Brain Trainer

Memory Exercises

 

Word Warp

Game

Sideline ImPACT

Balance Testing

Concussion QuickCheck

Helps coaches, trainers, parents and athletes assess whether someone has a concussion and requires additional care.

APPS FOR ANDROID

20 Android Apps

From brainline.org for people with brain injury

 

Hope for One

Self Help for PTSD for Veterans

 

T2 Mood Tracker

Emotional Monitor

 

Memory Trainer

Spatial and Working Memory Trainer

ICE (In Case of Emergency)

Medical Data Keeper

 

iPharmacy

Dosages, ratings, warnings, reminders

Concussion QuickCheck

Helps coaches, trainers, parents and athletes assess whether someone has a concussion and requires additional care.

TIP SHEETS

Tip sheet For Survivors of Brain Injury

(Printable PDF)

Tip sheet For Survivors of Brain Injury

(Link to web page)

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Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.