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Parenting a Child With Traumatic Brain Injury
By Barry Kent Hughes
Price: 37.95
Hardcover; 1990

Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
By Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Price: 13.45
paperback; 2009

Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne. $14.95 On August 14, 1990, Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne went for a casual bicycle ride on a rural road in Saco, Maine. Six days later she woke up in a hospital unable to identify her husband as her husband and incapable of performing many of the skills she had mastered in her former life. All four quadrants of her brain had been injured. Thus began Chadbourne's remarkable journey to regain memory and lost skills. Based on the extensive journals the author kept during the recovery process, Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury is the story of that journey. For anyone whose sense of identity is woven into what they can do, forgetting long-held skills is much like losing one's self. Parenting Myself is the story of skills and a life lost and regained.

Partial Seizure Disorders: Help for Patients and Families
By Mitzi Waltz
Price: 13.97
Paperback; 2001

Step-by-step approach to partial seizure disorders based on recent medical research and personal experiences of people with these disorders. Helps consumers obtain an accurate and complete diagnosis, live with the disorders, understand interventions, and find comprehensive resources.

Passage to Nirvana
By Lee Carlson
Price: 17.95
paperback; 2010

On a beautiful spring day in 2002, Lee Carlson's life was transformed forever when he was hit by a careless, speeding driver. Father, husband, writer, son—all that was about to change. Several days later he woke up in a hospital with a new identity: Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. Unfortunately he knew all about Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Just months before, his mother had fallen down a flight of basement stairs, crushing her brain and leaving her unable to walk, speak or feed herself. Passage to Nirvana tells the story of one person's descent into the hell of losing everything: family, home, health, even the ability to think—and the slow climb back to a normal life. Told in a unique creative style brought on by the author's brain injury, combining short poems and essays in an interwoven, exuberant narrative, Passage to Nirvana recounts one person’s struggle and ultimate joy at building a new life. The story takes the reader through Intensive Care Units, doctors’ offices and a profusion of therapy centers, eventually winding its way to sunlit oceans, quiet Zen meditation halls, white beaches, azure skies and a sailboat named Nirvana. Passage to Nirvana is a memoir, a treasury of Zen teachings and a sailor’s yarn all rolled into one. Passage to Nirvana is an illustrative tale about finding a path to happiness after a traumatic life event, a book that will teach you about the Poetry of Living.

Patients With Brain Injury: A Family Guide to Assisting in Speech, Language, and Cognitive Rehab
By Roselyn M. Cera
Price: 8.57
Paperback; 1995

Pediatric Brain Injury: A Practical Resource
By Carole Wedel Sellars (Editor), David Wedel Guard
Price: 58.25
Paperback; 2003

Pediatric Brain Injury: The Special Case of the Very Young Child
By Carole Wedel Sellars, Candace Hill Vegter, Susan Sivertsen Ellerbusch, Annette Angland Flaig
Price: 63.50
Paperback; 1997

This book on treating and living with infants, toddlers and preschoolers with traumatic brain injuries examines the themes that have recently emerged in the pediatric brain injury field, including the sobering evidence that the advantage traditionally associated with neural plasticity in young children may not apply to the outcome of this group. It presents a clinical definition of pediatric brain injury, neuroanatomical description of the pediatric brain, case studies along with MRI and CT scans, normal pediatric development, specific therapeutic activities, information on injury prevention and transitional programs from hospital to school, and medico-legal information. Written for therapists and rehabilitation professionals, as well as educators, social workers, family members, advocates and students.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
By Stephen R. Hooper (Author), Jeffrey H. Snow (Author)
Price: 43.95
Hardcover; 1994

An introduction to the assessment, implications, mechanisms, and management of traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents, a set of dysfunctions that broadly impact the individual, the family, and society in general. Addressed to students and professionals in clinical psychology, school psychology, education, and other disciplines that might encounter the problem.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice
By M. C. Mckenna
Price: 52.00
paperback; 2011

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: New Frontiers in Clinical and Translational Research
By Vicki Anderson
Price: 79.20
hardcover; 2010

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents around the world and represents a global public health issue. Major improvements in the medical treatment of the initial injury have increased survival rates resulting in the focus shifting to consider the subsequent and longer-term cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences for the recovering child or adolescent. These disabilities, if left untreated, continue into adulthood with consequent economic and societal costs. This book reviews the research into the consequences of TBI emphasizing the translation of new understanding into effective treatments and interventions, and identifying promising areas for further study. This will be essential reading for neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and pediatricians.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Proactive Intervention
By Roberta, Ph.D. Depompei, Jean L. Blosser
Price: 55.95
Paperback; 1994

For professionals from a variety of disciplines who routinely deal with children and adolescents with TBI, the authors (both of the School of Communicative Disorders, U. of Akron) explain their practical philosophy for planning and implementing programming for this group.

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
By V. S. Ramachandran, Sandra Blakeslee
Price: 11.20
Hardcover; 1998

In these unsettling tales from a neuroscientist every bit as quirky as the more famous Oliver Sacks, Ramachandran sets out his beliefs that no matter how bizarre the case, empirical, strikingly simple testing can illuminate the ways brain circuitry establishes "self." In a chatty, nearly avuncular style, he (along with his coauthor, a New York Times science writer) snatches territory from philosophers on how we think we know what we know.

Pharmacological Approaches to the Treatment of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
By Donald G. Stein, Bernhard A. Sabel (Editor)
Price: 205.00
Hardcover; 1988

Physical Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
By Jacqueline Montgomery (Editor)
Price: 79.00
Hardcover; 1994

Offers beginning and seasoned clinicians some insights of specialists in physical therapy for adults with traumatic brain injury. The topics include rehabilitation, treating cognitive disorders, improving motor control, orthotic management for the lower limb, and how physical therapy fits into the larger management strategy.

Pocket Guide to Brain Injury, Cognitive, and Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation
By Thomas J., Ph.D. Guilmette
Price: 65.95
Paperback; 1997

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
By Glenn R. Schiraldi
Price: 13.27
Paperback; 2000

An important guidebook for those suffering from a traumatic experience provides information on coping mechanisms, emotional triggers, the mental defenses that protect us from further harm, and much more.

Post-Traumatic Vegetative State
By Giuliano, M.D. Dolce, Leon, M.D. Sazbon
Price: 49.00

post-traumatic disabilities are escalating as deaths due to traumatic brain injury decline. Combining theoretical and practical approaches, this handbook of a dozen contributed chapters shares expertise on medical, neurological, ethical, and care facility policy aspects; differential diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis; and communicating with patients' families.

Preoperative Events: Their Effects on Behavior Following Brain Damage
By Jay Schulkin (Editor)
Price: 45.00
Paperback; 1989

Principles of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
By George P. Prigatano
Price: 55.00
Hardcover; 1999

Without guiding principles clinicians can easily get lost in the maze of problems that a brain-damaged patient presents. This book underlines the importance of patients subjective experience of brain disease or injury, and the frustration and confusion they undergo. It shows that the symptom picture is a mixture of premorbid cognitive and personal characteristics with the neuropsychological changes directly associated with brain pathology. By closely observing the patients behavior the clinician can teach him or her about the direct and indirect effects of brain damage. The book provides guidelines both for the remediation of higher cerebral disturbances and the management of patients interpersonal problems. It presents a new perspective on disorders of self-awareness and recovery as well as deterioration phenomena after brain injury. It will be an invaluable resource for psychologists, neurologists, and psychiatrists involved in neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Psychological Approaches to Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury
By Andy Tyerman
Price: 183.95
hardcover; 2008

The psychological effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) provide a major challenge to rehabilitation services. This text will increase understanding of the nature of these effects and provide practical guidance from experienced practitioners about psychological interventions for use in both rehabilitation and long-term adjustment. Provides practical guidance and illustrative case examples from experienced practitioners. Structured around five main areas: overview of psychological effects and services; cognitive rehabilitation; managing emotional and behavioural problems; vocational rehabilitation; and family impact and interventions.

Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Adults with Brain Injury or Stroke
By Karen G. Langer (Editor), Linda Laatsch (Editor), Lisa Lewis (Editor)
Price: 35.00
Hardcover; 1999

Psychotherapy after Brain Injury: Principles and Techniques
By Pamela S. Klonoff
Price: 50.00
hardcover; 2010

This book presents hands-on tools for addressing the multiple ways that brain injury can affect psychological functioning and well-being. The author is a leader in the field who translates her extensive clinical experience into clear-cut yet flexible guidelines that therapists can adapt for different challenges and settings. With a focus on facilitating awareness, coping, competence, adjustment, and community reintegration, the book features helpful case examples and reproducible handouts and forms. It shows how to weave together individual psychotherapy, cognitive retraining, group and family work, psychoeducation, and life skills training, and how to build and maintain a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

Psychotherapy of the Brain-Injured Patient: Reclaiming the Shattered Self
By Laurence, Ph.D. Miller
Price: 29.95
Hardcover; 1993

Neuropsychologist Miller suggests to other therapists a comprehensive approach to treating patients who have suffered brain injury, emphasizing the regeneration of their dignity. He explains how the principles of psychotherapy can be applied, the special problems that tend to arise, criteria for prognosis, and prospects for the field.

PTSD and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
By Vasterling, Bryant and Keane (Editors)
Price: 57.33
Hardcover, 2012

Events that lead to traumatic brain injury are often also psychologically traumatic. Addressing a growing need among mental health practitioners, this authoritative book brings together experts in both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Chapters present empirically based best practices for conceptualization, assessment, and intervention. The book also addresses the biological and psychosocial mechanisms by which PTSD and mTBI complicate each other; management of commonly associated conditions, including chronic pain and substance abuse; special considerations in military contexts; and possible ways to improve the structure and cost-effectiveness of providing care in this challenging area.

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