Community resources for teachers
Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Guidebook for Educators
This guidebook discusses the school's role as the student with TBI reenters school. It also gives strategies for school personnel to assist students with TBI in learning skills, managing behavior and dealing with social and emotional difficulties.
NYSED. (2002).Traumatic Brain injuries: A guidebook for educators. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/tbi/guidebook.htm
National Association of Special Education Teachers
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) is the only national membership organization dedicated solely to meeting the needs of special education teachers and those preparing for the field of special education teaching.
National Association of Special Education Teachers. (2006/2007). Traumatic brain injury. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.naset.org/traumaticbraininj2.0.html
Traumatic Brain Injury Books
This website has a list of books, articles and products that can be used by teachers to learn about traumatic brain injury and its effects on a student in the classroom.
Parent pals. (2006). Traumatic brain injury books. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Special_Education_Bookstore/Traumatic_Brain_Injury_Books/index.html
Center for Disease Control
This website gives teachers the definition, facts, and statistics of traumatic brain injury. It also gives educators signs and symptoms to look for in students who may have TBI.
Center for disease control. (2009). Traumatic brain injury. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/tbi/TBI.htm
Mild traumatic brain injuries: A guide for educators
This pamphlet is made specifically for teachers and is designed to help them know the causes, and symptoms of TBI so they can watch for it in their students. It also covers what to expect once a child has had a traumatic brain injury.
Cooperative Educational Service Agency #11. (n.d.). Traumatic brain injury. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://dpi.wi.gov/SPED/pdf/tbi-mildtchrbroc.pdf
Community resources for parents
The mission of TBI Community is that all those affected by Traumatic Brain Injury, including traditionally under-served populations, have access to information, resources, and services that maximize participation in their communities and that treating professionals have the necessary information to meet the needs of persons with TBI
The rehabilitation research and training center. (2008). TBI community. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.tbicommunity.org/
TBI Home is a peer support website for people living with brain injury, their families and friends to support each other by sharing their experiences.
TBI home. (n.d.). A place to share. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.tbihome.org/index.html
Children with traumatic brain injury: A parents' guide.
This is a comprehensive resource for families and professionals working with children and adolescents who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Schoenbrodt, Lisa (2001). Children with traumatic brain injury: A parents' guide. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
Brain Injury Association of America
By acting as a clearinghouse of community service information and resources, participating in legislative advocacy, facilitating prevention awareness, hosting educational programs and encouraging research, the Brain Injury Association of America and its affiliates work to reach the millions of individuals living with the “silent epidemic” of brain injury.
Brain injury association of america. (n.d.). Who we are. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.biausa.org/Pages/who_are_we.html
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
The center that provides information to the nation on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities
National dissemination center for children with disabilities. (n.d.). Traumatic brain injury. Retrieved May 30, 2009, from http://www.nichcy.org/Disabilities/Specific/Pages/TraumaticBrainInjury.aspx
Children’s books about disabilities
Elvin- The elephant who forgets
This children's book is about a little elephant named Elvin, who has a brain injury from a tree branch! This book helps children, friends and classmates understand what it is like to have a brain injury.
Snyder, Heather (2005). Elvin- The Elephant Who Forgets. Wake Forest, NC: L & A Publishing/Training Inc.
All About Me!
This booklet helps elementary school age children understand brain injury or any disability by using checklists and answering questions. Written in kid friendly language, sections covers how I got hurt, what helps me at school, how I learn best, things that make it hard for me to pay attention, and what I want to get better at.
DePompei, R (1998). All About Me!. Wake Forest, NC: L & A Publishing/Training Inc.
Provides information about traumatic brain injuries including causes, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, how to decrease their risk, and how to help people affected.
Aaseng, Nathan., & Aaseng, Jay. (1996). Head injuries. New York: Scholastic Library Publishing.
The Get Well Soon... Balloon! When a parent has a brain injury
This book helps family members explain the effects of a brain injury to children. Most of all, it helps children understand their feelings as they try to make sense of their altered world. This storybook is a helpful tool for young children as they grieve and struggle over their parent's TBI and reform their relationship with that parent.
Parker, Vickie S., & Beebe, Susas. (2005). The Get Well Soon... Balloon! When a parent has a brain injury. Wake Forest, NC: L & A Publishing/Training Inc.
Understanding Your Brain
This children’s book teaches children all about the brain including how it works, how it can be injured (TBI), and what happens when the brain is injured.
Treays, Rebecca., & Fox, Christyan. (1996). Understanding your brain. Tulsa, OK: EDC Publishing.