Challenges for the Brain Injury Community

Future Prospects for Better TBI Recovery – 501

Future Prospects for Better TBI Recovery – 501

Gordon Johnson:        As we go forward – you’re a professor of neuroscience, I’m student of it -as we go forward what do you see as the bright prospects for better recoveries, better understanding, better diagnoses with brain injuries? Dr. Erin Bigler:            Well, one of the areas that I’m actively working in is actually look at(…)

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Managing Frustration After Brain Injury – 502

Managing Frustration After Brain Injury – 502

Gordon Johnson:        Talk to me about what brain injury people can do to do a better job of managing frustration. Dr. Erin Bigler:            Well to a certain extent your mother’s old counsel of count to ten before you react is still a very worthwhile thing that I tell patients all the time. In head injury,(…)

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Hope Through Neuro Science – 503

Hope Through Neuro Science – 503

Gordon Johnson:        I would like to end our conversation with, some sense of optimism, some sense of feeling that no brain injury is necessarily something that you should despair of, to borrow from Hippocrates. Where is the hope as you sit there in that waiting room? Where is the hope when you’re struggling out in(…)

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Toward Ecological Validity in Brain Injury Treatment – 504

Toward Ecological Validity in Brain Injury Treatment – 504

Gordon Johnson:        What can we do to make brain rehabilitation more real world, to make it more environmentally appropriate? There’s a term of art, I can’t remember now, where you make, you really make it environmentally correct so that people don’t just get cognitive therapy or speech therapy. Dr. Erin Bigler:            Mm hmm. Gordon Johnson:       (…)

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