Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Follow up to Phineas Gage Program: Area Resources for TBI

One of the questions that often occurs when the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) has a program about Phineas Gage is where to go for treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Below are resources to consider:

Getting What You Need in Cavendish: A checklist for those affected by chronic/life threatening condition and aging. 

• Rehabilitation-There are currently 16 funded TBI Model Systems Centers, with the closest one to Vermont being Spaulding-Harvard TBI in Boston

 Brain Injury Association of Vermont  (BIAV)
-       - Facebook Page
-       - Website 
-       - Annual Conference Oct. 8 at the Sheraton inn and Conference Center Burlington. Keynote speaker Kevin Pearce, snowboarder, ESPN commentator, TBI survivor. 

• Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor: A Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. On the afternoon of this rare form of stroke (AVM), she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life. It took eight years for Dr. Jill to completely recover all of her functions and thinking ability.
-       - TED Presentation 
-       - My Stroke of Insight 
-      -  Taylor’sWebsite

• The Crash Reel: Competitive snowboarder and Vermonter Kevin Pearce’s story of recovery after a traumatic brain injury he sustained while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics. 

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