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Contents:

Introduction........................................................................................................................3
A Team Approach .............................................................................................................5
Brain Structure and Function..........................................................................................7
Causes of Brain Injury......................................................................................................9
The Recovery Process......................................................................................................11
Stages of recovery.......................................................................................................12
Treatment of brain injury ..........................................................................................13
Compensation Strategies................................................................................................15
Thinking Changes After a Brain Injury......................................................................16 
Perceptual changes ..........................................................................................................20
Behavioral Changes.........................................................................................................23
Emotional Changes..........................................................................................................26
Depression....................................................................................................................27
Self-esteem...................................................................................................................29
Communication Changes ..............................................................................................30
Other Physical Effects of Brain Injury........................................................................33
Fatigue ..........................................................................................................................33
Seizures.........................................................................................................................34
Spasticity ......................................................................................................................36
Swallowing...................................................................................................................37
Bladder and bowel......................................................................................................38
Life After Brain Injury....................................................................................................40
Going home..................................................................................................................40
Relationships................................................................................................................40
Sexuality.......................................................................................................................42
Driving..........................................................................................................................43 
Returning to work.......................................................................................................43
Returing to school.......................................................................................................44
Recreation and leisure................................................................................................45
Use of alcohol and drugs...........................................................................................46
Activity restrictions ....................................................................................................47
Table of Contents
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Available Resources ........................................................................................................48
Contacting Health Care Providers................................................................................50
Appendix A: A Partnership Approach.......................................................................51
Appendix B: Memory and Organizational Aids ......................................................52
Calendar.......................................................................................................................52
Cue Cards.....................................................................................................................54
Appendix C: Problem-Solving Worksheet................................................................55
Appendix D: Americans with Disabilities Act.........................................................56
Summary............................................................................................................................57
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