A Variety of Services
The Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center is a user friendly collection of necessary support and information. Hospital and physical therapy locators help people to find service providers and health care professionals suited to their unique needs. Occupational therapy resources are available to help in the re-learning of function and regaining of independence. These services are associated with work, recreation and personal care because the challenges of traumatic brain injury are evident in multiple realms of life.
Speech and Language services address sight, hearing, reading, writing, memory, attention and conversational skills through professional contacts and practical resources. Trauma specific opportunities for recreation and hobbies are presented as a source of contacts and helpful suggestions for brain injury survivors. This resource is especially beneficial in order to unite people with similar challenges, experiences and hopes for the future. The counseling resources demonstrate the vast impact that traumatic brain injury has across many relationships. The devastating effects influence the individual and family.
The TBI Resource Center provides referrals for marriage and family counselors, psychologists, therapists and behavioral specialists. Residential care locators identify both temporary and permanent placements. Additional services include respite arrangement and sheltered living environments for those still recovering or in rehabilitation. For families feeling lost and overwhelmed, case management referrals coordinate professionals who specialize in the various stages of recovery. Educational resources locate services and provide contacts for educators. These tools are meant to increase knowledge about available assessments, tutoring, in-class support and preparation for a variety of exams, including the General Education Diploma (GED) examination.
Families often struggle to meet the emotional and physical demands of living and dealing with traumatic brain injury. Financial strain can increase the experienced negativity and stress. Planning professional referrals help to develop life care plans, financial forecasts and planning, along with resource management. Government ministries and agencies are highlighted as an access point for additional services and resources for traumatic brain injury survivors and their families. Additional support references include legal services, which provide contacts to experienced brain injury litigators. Opportunities for personal connection, learning and networking are presented as conference notices and chat rooms. The Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center is not only an educational tool, but also a conjoining mobilizer making experts, various forms of help, empathizers and a variety of personal connections more accessible to the people and families who need them.