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Part of Rush University Medical Center’s efforts around helping people with trauma and/or PTSD is working with the community—whether screening children more effectively during pediatric visits, working with families, or advising schools. Ongoing adverse events in inner city communities can cause young children, adolescents, and adults to experience trauma and PTSD, but these issues are treatable with professional interventions.
Apps can change the life of a person with brain injury. People with TBI and their caregivers don't always realize how much the injury can impact their lives. For someone who is used to be able to do so many things the loss of those abilities is frustrating. Apps can help.
A veteran with TBI started using apps to help her in school while she was getting her master's degree. Soon she found those apps were being incorporated into her every day life, not just when she was in the classroom.
After her brain injury, Kristi Kragthorpe had to give up the classroom. The sounds, smells, and speed no longer fit with her new post-TBI lifestyle. But Kristi found a new way to educate others - sharing her knowledge of apps.
After a severe TBI at age 4, Michael Wight is now in fourth grade at Switlik Elementary, where they call him "the mayor." He attends class with other fourth graders and also gets help from a special education teacher, speech therapist, and physical therapist.
For an teenager with TBI, losing friends is devastating. Dr. Mariann Young talks about how she works with injured teens as well as their friends to help them deal with the changes that come with a brain injury.