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Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD, Margaret Lohr Calvery, PhD, and Hal C. Lewis, PhD, BrainSTARS


Brain Injury: Strategies for Teams And Re-education for Students

The BrainSTARS manual was written by a team of professionals who have worked for many years with children and young adults who have brain injury. We wrote it because pediatric brain injury is very confusing for parents and teachers — and you are the most important people in the recovery of your child. It is important that a child's parents and teachers are well-educated so that they can work well together to provide the best chance for a child's recovery.

The BrainSTARS manual was funded by a grant from the US Department of Education. It was field-tested and several versions of it were piloted with families and school personnel over a period of four years. We want to be sure to give you the best information we have about pedicatric brain injury: how it changes personality and behavior, how it affects a child's life throughout future stages of development, and most importantly, what you can do to guide and teach your child or teen effectively again.

Our goal is to make sure that every child has a safety net of support and understanding underneath him as he makes the leap back into life following a brain injury.

The following are chapters and tools from the BrainSTARS manual:

The manual is available in English and Spanish. For more information or to order copies, call 1.800.624.6553, ext. 5470 or moores.christine@tchden.org.

From BrainSTARS, Brain Injury: Strategies for Teams And Re-education for Students, © 2002 Jeanne Dise-Lewis, PhD. Used with permission. The manual is available in English and Spanish. For more information or to order copies, call 720.777.5470 or chris.moores@childrenscolorado.org. A short video on how to use the BrainSTARS manual is available at www.youtube.com/BrainSTARSprogram.

Jeanne Dise-Lewis, PhD Jeanne Dise-Lewis, PhD is a child clinical psychologist, director of the Psychology Program for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at The Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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