How To Find The “Right” Rehabilitation Program, Not The “Best”
Nov18

How To Find The “Right” Rehabilitation Program, Not The “Best”

“Where can I find the best rehabilitation program in the country?” is a very common question, one that families of those recovering from injury often ask — and it is easy to understand why. If there was a place, anywhere in the world, that would help our loved one get “back to normal”, who would not want to give it a try? The problem with seeking the “best” facility or physician is,...

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When Technology Doesn’t Help — The “Brain Injury Rehab Wizard”
Nov17

When Technology Doesn’t Help — The “Brain Injury Rehab Wizard”

Having a loved one who is suffering from brain injury can be devastating — many families of patients will cling to myths of miracle cures for brain injury that do not exist, and many will spend countless amounts of time and money searching for the “right” treatment of professional, hoping that “everything will go back to normal.” However, in The Nature Of Head Injury — an article published...

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IQ Tests As A Measure Of Progress — Recovering From Brain Injury
Nov16

IQ Tests As A Measure Of Progress — Recovering From Brain Injury

The Nature Of Head Injury is an article published in Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation, where Thomas Kay, Ph.D. and Muriel Lezak, Ph.D, attempt to debunk the most common myths surrounding brain injury. In their article, Kay and Lezak discuss the validity of IQ testing as a measure of a patient’s progress — and why professionals and families alike should be careful about how much they read into these...

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Recovering From Brain Injury, Day-By-Day — The Plateau Fallacy

In The Nature Of Head Injury, an article published in the book Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation, by The Research and Training Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Thomas Kay, Ph.D. and Muriel Lezak, Ph.D, shine some light on some common misconceptions about brain injury. The third myth debunked by Kay and Lezak is the concept of a “plateau”. […] this concept says that...

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Recovery Takes Time — The “One Year” Myth

In The Nature Of Head Injury, an article published in the book Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation, by The Research and Training Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Thomas Kay, Ph.D. and Muriel Lezak, Ph.D,, aim to debunk common myths about head and brain injury. The second myth debunked in the article is the “One Year” myth. There is, among patients and professionals alike, a mistaken notion that...

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Understanding Brain Injury — Common Questions

The NRI — Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute — at Brookhaven Hospital, has put together an incredibly comprehensive set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on brain injury. What is a severe brain injury? A severe brain injury occurs when trauma to the brain produces a significant neurological injury resulting in physiologic changes to a person’s brain. Four types of injury may cause trauma to the brain. Brain injury can...

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