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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Brain Injury And Drugs — Myths And Questions

When it comes to medicine, and helping people heal, many have strong opinions on the use of drugs. In 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 some myths regarding using drugs to help those who have brain injury. Many people believe that drugs should be avoided, at all costs, when dealing with brain...

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No Miracle “Cures” — The Journey Of Overcoming Brain Injury

In The Nature Of Head Injury, an article published in the book Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation, Thomas Kay, Ph.D. and Muriel Lezak, Ph.D, attempt to debunk the most common myths surrounding brain injury. One of the myths dispelled in the article is known as “The Lourdes Effect.” The reference is to the town in France (Lourdes) where miraculous cures of illness are reputed to take place. There are many...

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