Monthly Archives: December 2013

Aphasia Advice

Aphasia, the loss of language skills, is relatively common after a brain injury to the left side of the brain.  The video below was created by a stroke survivor in order to give some tips on how best to communicate with someone who has aphasia.

http://www.upworthy.com/a-lot-of-people-find-it-hard-to-talk-to-laura-so-she-put-together-4-easy-tips-cg7-4a?c=ufb1

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org

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Toys for Tots and Meaningfulness

The patients at the Transitional Learning Center in Lubbock recently made Christmas ornaments to be sold in order to raise money for Toys for Tots.  This is not just a great activity because it helps children in need.  It is also special because it focuses on what the patients can do to contribute in spite of their injuries rather than focusing further attention on those things that they’re no longer capable of doing.  This points to one of the most important aspects of promoting post-injury success.  Survivors, professionals and loved ones must identify what the survivor is still able to do following an injury.  This involves identifying both tasks that can be done independently and those that require the survivor to seek some level of help.  These activities can often be relied upon to bring meaning and depth to life when facing the many challenges that accompany learning to rebuild that life in the aftermath of a brain injury.  Below is a beautiful news story featuring the patients and TLC staff making the mentioned ornaments.

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/story/traumatic-brain-injury-patients-raising-money-for/d/story/J3VZNsthSk-qs50AWkXIMQ

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org

Congratulations Dr. Masel!

Dr. Brent Masel, President and Medical Director of the Transitional Learning Center, earlier this year was awarded the Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of America.  This award honors distinguished contributions to fields directly related to patient treatment and also recognizes exemplary involvement in professional training and/or education over the course of an extended clinical career.  Congratulations Dr. Masel!

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org