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Children with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Parents' Guide (Special Needs Collection) Paperback – January 31, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Special Needs Collection
  • Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 1 edition (January 31, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933149999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933149991
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a comprehensive resource for families and professionals working with children and adolescents who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Editor Schoenbrodt, chair of the department of speech pathology/audiology at Loyola College and a speech and language pathologist specializing in the treatment of children with TBI and language-learning disabilities, presents a lengthy but very readable overview. Ten chapters, all written by medical specialists, educators, and a lawyer, cover a broad range of issues relating to medical treatment; coping and adjustment; the effects on cognition, speech, and language; the resulting behaviors and their modification; educational needs; and legal concerns. Graphs and charts are provided for parents and caretakers. Most chapters feature a portion of a representative case study of a boy who sustained serious closed-head trauma at the age of eight. Throughout, statements made by parents of other children who have suffered TBI add a personal perspective. Intended to offer reassurance and practical information, this work successfully presents complex medical concepts and terminology in a most understandable context and would be an excellent resource for parents as well as rehabilitation professionals. Highly recommended. Deborah Anne Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Dunwoody
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Speech Pathology/Audiology at Loyola College in Maryland. She is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association as a speech language pathologist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of, and research about children with traumatic brain injuries and language learning disabilities. She has co-authored a text and several articles in this subject area.

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All I can say is that this book is so much more than meets the eye.
Coffee Mamma
I would recommend this book to any parent, family members, or care givers of a child with a FBI, especially if it is recent.
LMGL
As the parent of a child with a Traumatic Brain Injury, I have found this book to be invaluable.
Marie Avenautine

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marie Avenautine on June 9, 2001
Format: Paperback
As the parent of a child with a Traumatic Brain Injury, I have found this book to be invaluable. It has answered so many questions that were very difficult to find the answers to elsewhere. Dr. Schoenbrodt has done a magnificent job of pulling together information written by different professionals such as a medical doctor, a psychologist, special educators, etc. In this extremely informative book, Dr. Schoenbrodt presents ten different chapters: 1)What is Traumatic Brain Injury?; 2)Rehabilitation and Medical Concerns; 3)Coping as a Family; 4)Helping Your Child Adjust; 5)How TBI Affects Learning and Thinking; 6)How TBI Affects Speech and Language; 7)How TBI Affects Behavior; 8)Strategies for Managing Your Child's Behavior; 9)The Educational Needs of Children with TBI; 10) Legal Issues for Families of Children with TBI. There is also a wonderful resource guide which includes a state-by-state listing of organizations for families that have experienced TBI and a list of informative websites. The material provided is given in a clear, concise, and well-written manner. There are many medical terms used but there is also a glossary explaining them. It is not too difficult for the lay person to read, and yet has much to offer the professional. This book has been more help to me than I can ever express. I live in a very rural area and no one seemed to have much information on TBI. As I read the book, every so often I would come across something and say to myself, "Aha! So that's why my son does this or acts this way." There are also many suggestions to help parents and the child recover emotionally and to manage everyday living. I would highly recommend this book to any member of a family that has suffered TBI, and I would also recommend it to any professional seeking more information on the subject. Thank you, Dr. Schoenbrodt!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on November 30, 2002
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As a parent of a son with TBI, I have battled schools to find a teacher, administrator, specialist... anyone who understands the confusion and disorganisation in my son's brain. This book, among other things, clearly states the stages of brain rehabilitation, lists possible symptoms, explains in layman's terms how things can appear one way one day, and differently the next. I can speak intelligently to untrained educators using quotes from this book to explain abberrant and unexpected behavior as exhibited by my son. And believe me, the teachers are UNTRAINED in TBI. Ask me, I am a teacher! Everything I have learned about TBI, I taught myself after my son fell and damaged his brain - and this book is the best place to start that I can recommend.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By linda green on May 4, 2002
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Wonderful book .Probably the most useful book specifically about TBI in children that I have read.Well Done.If you are looking for a book specifically dealing with TBI in children then look no further
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It's been 10 years since we drove to the trauma I center after learning that our then 17 year old son had been in an accident and was in a coma, with a GCS rating of 3. After 48 hours I came up for air, logged onto Amazon and had this book sent to me at the Ronald McDonald house where we were staying. It had an absolute wealth of information that served us well through my son's 17 days in the neurosurgery ICU and beyond.
Last week my son left for a 2 year Peace Corps assignment, having graduated from college and obtained a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. It was a struggle for him but his experience proves that there is hope even in the face of extraordinary pessimism from treating physicians.
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By Coffee Mamma on November 25, 2012
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All I can say is that this book is so much more than meets the eye. I checked this book out from my local library to read a few chapters for a school research project (university brain research in specific teaching strategies to children with a traumatic brain injury). After reading I fell in love with this book; its useful information, guides for parents/families/teachers, and its resources make it an essential book to own. I came on amazon to see about purchasing a copy for my own library. Now after reading the entire book I can say this one of the better purchases I have ever made - a useful, easy read. This investment is worth your time and money. You will not be disapointed if you buy this book!
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By Lynnie on July 20, 2011
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My son suffered from a severe TBI 6 1/2 years ago. When he was discharged from inpatient and outpatient therapy I found myself floundering to figure out what to expect and how to handle this new child of mine. I was blessed with his keeping the same personality but the challenges with new behaviors and other's opinions and school left me very alone. This book was my bible for years. I cried and related and learned more about the brain than I thought possible. This book gave me useful tools and guided me through what to expect. I no longer felt alone - this book showed me that I wasn't. It was truly a Godsend! Thank you!!
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