A brain injury can affect just about everything -- including the way you walk, talk, and think. That's why there are a number of treatments available that attempt to restore the parts of life that have been affected by a brain injury. The term "brain injury rehabilitation" refers to the many different kinds of specialized supports and services that are offered following the emergency and early phases of brain injury treatment.
Some brain injury rehabilitation is offered as a program within a hospital or other clinical setting; other types of brain injury rehabilitation might occur on an outpatient basis. While most everyone benefits from rehabilitation following a brain injury, the specific type of rehabilitation depends on the unique needs of the person and the challenges they face.
What Is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and How Can It Help Children with TBI?
Constraining an unaffected limb while intensely using an affected limb can help children regain upper limb movement after a brain injury.
Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
The effects of a TBI in childhood are not fully realized right away and, in fact, new challenges can emerge after the individual has become an adult.
Creative Community Involvement to Prevent TBI
Learn how one SLP uses melons, swim caps, and brain-shaped chocolates to teach kids how to prevent a TBI and all the communication problems that can come with one.
Longer Recovery Time Needed for Younger Brain?
An adolescent athlete may need a few extra days of recovery time than her college counterpart since her brain is still developing.
Transitioning to Adult Life for Kids with TBI
Studies are being done to find the best ways to help kids transition from the hospital back to school and from school to adult life.
Pediatric Versus Adult Rehabilitation After Brain Injury
Learn how age and developmental experience can affect outcome.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Can They Help You?
Tools and services needed to make the leap to your post-secondary years.
Cognitive Rehabilitation for Children and Youth
Why collaborative partnerships work.
BrainLine Talks with Dr. Jeffrey Kreutzer and Dr. Taryn Stejskal About What Services They Provide at VCU
Find out what kind of services these doctors offer and why their work is highly effective.
Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Errorless Learning After Brain Injury
What exactly is this teaching tool used for people with TBI?
Caron Gan Talks About Working With Adolescents After Brain Injury
Adolescence is never easy. Hear how this family therapist works with young adults with TBI.
Caron Gan Talks About Being a Family Therapist
Learn about the work of a family therapist.
How to Succeed in Biz-Ness by Really Trying (Logan's Story)
This is the story of a girl named Logan who persevered through her brain injury to create a magazine for other kids with disabilities and inspire them to achieve their dreams and goals.
Medical Complications from TBI
The body almost always heals faster than the brain after injury.
Adaptive Equipment: An Illustrated Guide
Find out about adaptive equipment that can help with daily tasks like washing and dressing.
The Great Leap Forward: Transitioning into the Adult World
Learn about services to support students with TBI before and after they leave public school.