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Spanish Resources

We’ve gathered below a wide selection of Spanish-language articles and videos about preventing, treating, and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Please feel free to share these resources with Spanish speakers and with healthcare providers, educators, and friends who interact with Spanish-speaking people.

About Traumatic Brain Injury

What Are the Different Types of TBI?

What Are the Different Types of TBI?
March 15, 2010

Different types of TBI include concussion, skull fracture, shaken baby syndrome, and bruising.

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of TBI?

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of TBI?
March 15, 2010

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain.

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Are There Other Long-Term Problems Associated With a TBI?

Are There Other Long-Term Problems Associated With a TBI?
December 7, 2010

Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and other long-term problems can develop after a TBI.

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Introduction: What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Introduction: What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
March 15, 2010

An introduction to brain trauma as well as related statistics in the United States.

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Data on Traumatic Brain Injury

Data on Traumatic Brain Injury
August 2, 2006

A traumatic brain injury (TBI for short) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function.

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General Trauma

General Trauma
September 29, 2010

Learn about injuries to other parts of the body that can result from TBI.

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Glossary of Traumatic Brain Injury

Glossary of Traumatic Brain Injury
December 7, 2010

Definitions of medical terms associated with brain injury and rehabilitation.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
January 1, 2010

Cognitive and communication problems may result after a TBI. How can a speech-language pathologist help?

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Susan's Story

Traumatic Brain Injury: Susan's Story
January 1, 2008

Understanding the basics of TBI is crucial, especially since the symptoms can be invisible.

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9 1/2 Need-to-Know Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

9 1/2 Need-to-Know Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury
January 11, 2010

The top 9 1/2 things you should know about traumatic brain injury.

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research

Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research
March 15, 2010

This article provides an introduction to TBI, along with a glossary of medical terms associated with brain injury.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology for People with TBI

Assistive Technology for People with TBI
January 1, 2009

Learn how assistive technology can make life easier for someone with a TBI.

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Behavioral & Emotional Symptoms

Anger Following Brain Injury

Anger Following Brain Injury
January 1, 1992

Anger is a very common problem after a brain injury. Learn how to understand and deal with different kinds of anger.

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Brain Injury Rehabilitation

What Kinds of Rehabilitation Should a TBI Patient Receive?

What Kinds of Rehabilitation Should a TBI Patient Receive?
December 7, 2010

Learn about individualized treatment programs, rehabilitation goals, and options for the patient and family.

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Balancing Recovery and Compensation

Balancing Recovery and Compensation
March 1, 2009

Deciding what course of treatment to pursue after a TBI isn't easy.

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Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury, Cultural Competency, and Relevance in Rehabilitation

Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury, Cultural Competency, and Relevance in Rehabilitation
September 28, 2010

Neuropsychologist Tedd Judd talks about the way professionals can help their patients with TBI — and their families — who are from different countries or cultures.

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What To Do When Someone Is Discouraged

What To Do When Someone Is Discouraged
September 28, 2010

Learn how to overcome discouragement during rehabilitation.

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Caregiving & Brain Injury

Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Finding the Right Caregiver After TBI

Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Finding the Right Caregiver After TBI
December 16, 2010

People with TBI need to find a good fit with caregivers — from family members to professionals.

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Helping with Recovery

Helping with Recovery
December 15, 2009

Strategies to help you help your loved one after a brain injury.

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Caregiving

Caregiving
January 1, 1999

An estimated 19-22% of families across the U.S. may be caring for an adult with a cognitive impairment. Cognitive impairments include a variety of diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, head injury or AIDS dementia.

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Coma / Vegetative State

How Does a TBI Affect Consciousness?

How Does a TBI Affect Consciousness?
March 15, 2010


Generally, there are five abnormal states of consciousness that can result from a TBI.

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Concussion / Mild TBI

Heads Up: Preventing Concussion

Heads Up: Preventing Concussion
January 1, 2008

Learn how to prevent a concussion and, if one does occur, what symptoms to look for before calling your doctor.

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Heads Up to Schools: A Fact Sheet for Parents

Heads Up to Schools: A Fact Sheet for Parents
February 1, 2005

What is a concussion and what are the signs observed by parents or guardians?

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Diagnosing & Treating Brain Injury

What Are the Causes of and Risk Factors for TBI?

What Are the Causes of and Risk Factors for TBI?
March 15, 2010

Causes of TBI can range from falls to motor vehicle accidents. Learn more.

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What Medical Care Should a TBI Patient Receive?

What Medical Care Should a TBI Patient Receive?
March 15, 2010

How medical personnel try to stabilize the patient and assess the level of consciousness.

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BrainLineMilitary.org: Getting Help and Support After a Military Brain Injury

BrainLineMilitary.org: Getting Help and Support After a Military Brain Injury
April 6, 2012

Struggling with a brain injury can be frustrating and isolating. But you are not alone. Former Sgt. Adam Anicich and Staff Sgt. Reanita Gray (Ret) encourage others to find resources.

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Healing After a Military TBI: A Doctor/Patient Perspective

Healing After a Military TBI: A Doctor/Patient Perspective
March 8, 2011

For service members, vets, families, and providers, this DVBIC PSA features Captain James Hancock, MD who shares his perspective as a shock trauma platoon doctor and a person with a TBI.

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Employment & Training

Understanding Brain Injury: A Guide for Employers

Understanding Brain Injury: A Guide for Employers
January 1, 2000

The effort employers put forth can make a tremendous difference to an employee with a brain injury.

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Job Accommodations for Return-to-Work

Job Accommodations for Return-to-Work
September 3, 2008

Learn more about job accommodations available as part of a return-to-work program.

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Job Accommodations for People with Brain Injuries

Job Accommodations for People with Brain Injuries
August 18, 2008

Learn about what job accommodations are available to you, legally, after traumatic brain injury.

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The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability

The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
December 16, 2009

This guide explains the part of the American with Disability Act that prohibits job discrimination.

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A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
June 2, 2006

This guide answers questions about employment rights under the Americans with Disability Act.

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The Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network
January 1, 2009

Learn more about how the Job Accommodation Network can help you.

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Dos and Don'ts of Disclosure

Dos and Don'ts of Disclosure
April 22, 2009

This guide offers advice on when to disclose a disability, who to disclose it to, and how to disclose it.

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Family Concerns

Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury and Setting Family-Centered Goals

Dr. Tedd Judd Talks About Brain Injury and Setting Family-Centered Goals
December 16, 2010

What makes family-centered care so effective?

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Finances

Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits
April 1, 2009

Learn more about the benefits of the Social Security disability program, who can qualify, and how to apply.

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Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
October 1, 2007

Learn more about what Supplemental Security Income is, who can get it, and how to apply.

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Hospital Care

What Immediate Post-Injury Complications Can Occur From a TBI?

What Immediate Post-Injury Complications Can Occur From a TBI?
March 15, 2010

There are distinct medical complications that may arise as a result of the injury to the brain.

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Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

What Disabilities Can Result From a TBI?

What Disabilities Can Result From a TBI?
September 29, 2010

Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the patient.

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Memory Problems

Memory Compensations

Memory Compensations
December 15, 2009

Find memory compensation strategies that work for you, whether using a memory book, electronic aids, or written directions.

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Fact Sheet: Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury

Fact Sheet: Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury
July 25, 2008

Personality changes, memory and judgement deficits, lack of impulse control, and poor concentration are all common after a head injury.

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Physical Symptoms of Brain Injury

The Importance of Rest

The Importance of Rest
January 1, 2009

Learn how to diminish stress and fatigue after a TBI.

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Policy

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws

A Guide to Disability Rights Laws
January 14, 2008

Know your rights — an overview of Federal civil rights for people with disabilities.

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Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Facts About the Americans with Disabilities Act
December 4, 2003

Learn more about the laws of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
July 7, 2003

Learn more about the relationships among FMLA, the ADA, and Title VII.

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ADA Title II and Title III: FAQs

ADA Title II and Title III: FAQs
January 1, 2008

Learn the basics on Titles II and III of the Americans with Disability Act and how they relate to state and local governments.

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Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers

Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers
October 1, 2008

Learn how this historical act protects the rights of everyone — with a disability or not.

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Title III Highlights

Title III Highlights
January 12, 2004

Who and what are covered under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act?

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
April 2, 2009

This brochure explains what PTSD is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

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Prevention

Kids and Bicycle Safety

Kids and Bicycle Safety
August 1, 2006

This fact sheet offers safe riding tips and traffic safety rules.

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What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?
January 1, 2008

Never, ever, shake a baby! Information on Shaken Baby Syndrome, the signs and symptoms, and how to prevent injuries like this from happening.

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Sleeping Problems

Sleep Issues After TBI

Sleep Issues After TBI
March 1, 2009

Fatigue can be an issue after TBI. Learn about the importance of scheduling rest.

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Speech & Language Therapy

Speech for People with Tracheostomies or Ventilators

Speech for People with Tracheostomies or Ventilators
January 1, 2010

What is a tracheostomy, and how does it affect a person's ability to speak and communicate?

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
January 1, 2010

What is AAC, and how does it help people with severe speech or language problems?

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Sports Injuries

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports (A Fact Sheet for Athletes)

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports (A Fact Sheet for Athletes)
February 1, 2005

A concussion can occur without the person losing consciousness. This fact sheet provides information to athletes about preventing, recognizing and responding to a concussion.

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