While utilizing these resources, please, remain aware that NOT each and every bump to the head will necessarily result in a concussion. The term concussion denotes a traumatic brain injury, TBI for short. Concussion = ‘shaking’, and when applied to the brain, it means shaking of the brain. To diagnose a concussion, a hit to the head needs to lead at least to ‘alteration in mental state’ for a period of time in addition to other symptoms, and subtle longer-term consequences including slowed processing of information! It should be diagnosed by a professional educated in traumatic brain injury.
Acquired brain injury includes traumatic brain injury as well as other acquired conditions that impact brain functioning (e.g., brain tumors, brain surgery, lack of oxygen supply to brain).
Heike @ Mind your Brain is proud to offer Cognitive Rehabilitation within her practice of counselling for acquired brain injury and cognitive aging. In general, Cognitive Rehabilitation refers to a set of non-invasive and evidence-based techniques and interventions intended to alleviate cognitive (e.g. memory) difficulties by improving performance in cognitive and functional areas, thereby improving a client's quality of life
Acquired Brain Injury
Conditions in which Cognitive Rehabilitation Principles can be and have been utilized successfully include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Anoxic Brain Injury (e.g. drowning)
Conditions in which Cognitive Rehabilitation Principles can be and have been successfully utilized: