Resource Library – Books About Children and Brain Injury

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    Books About Children and Brain Injury
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    1. 100 Questions & Answers About Head Injuries
    Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D; Charles B. Newman, M.D; and Samuel A. Hughes, M.D., Ph.D.
    A book that provides both a doctor's and patient's views through practical and thorough medical information from which patients can gain insight into their injury and understand the variety of treatment options that exist.
    2. A Guide for Child Care Providers National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
    Jeni Holladay
    The information in this book contains information that allows providers an opportunity to assist parents with questions they might have regarding their child's development and educate them about difficult topics such as child abuse and shaken baby syndrome.
    3. A Helmet Away From Heaven
    Judy Pence
    The miraculous story of Jeff who had a bike accident but was saved due to him wearing a bike helmet.
    4. Adventures of the Big Green Van
    Sharon R. Holub
    A child's book about being able to increase mobility by a handicapped accessible van.
    5. Asi so yo!
    Roberta DePompei and Bob Cluett
    A book for elementary and middle school age children to be used as an educational and advocacy tool for the child to use with families, therapists, teachers, friends, and people in the community.
    6. Big Boss Brain: Learning About Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Shannon Maxwell
    A book with illustrations on the affects of traumatic brain injury through the eyes of a child.
    7. Billy Butterfly Tries
    Cindy Koneczny
    A story/children's book about turning an unfortunate situation into success, written by someone who sustained a serious brain injury.
    8. Brain Injury Association, Inc. An educators Manual: What educators need to know about students with brain injury
    Ronald C. Savage, ED.D and Gary F. Wolcott, M.ED.
    A guide/manual on what educators or teachers need to know about students with brain injury.
    9. Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Applied Behavior Analysis In Brain Injury Rehab
    William H. Burke
    This book will offer useful techniques to help you implement behavior analysis programs in your rehabilitation setting.
    10. Brain Stars: Brain Injury Strategies for Teams And Re-education for Students
    Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, Ph.D.
    This book aims to provide educational materials for parents and teachers of children who have an acquired brain injury.
    11. Broken Butterfly
    Karin Finnell
    A true story of the Finnell family and the stuggles faced by both Karin Finnell and her daughter in a time where little was known about injury. Her goal through this book is to teach other brain-injured individuals to never look down on themselves but to live their lives to the fullest.
    12. Changes in Self Awareness Among Students with Brain Injuries
    McKay Moore Sohlberg, Bonnie Todis, and Ann Glang
    This manual describes the most common causes of changes in awareness and explains how educators can help the student with a brain injury, who is not fully aware of changes in abilities and functioning.
    13. Children's Comprehension Problems in Oral and Written Language
    Kate Cain and Jane Oakhill
    This book presents cutting-edge research on comprehension problems experienced by children without any formal diagnosis as well as those with specific language impairment, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities hearing impairments, head injuries, and spina bifida.
    14. Coaching College Students with Executive Function Problems
    Mary R.T. Kennedy
    A book that presents a dynamic coaching model that helps college students become self-regulated learners by improving their goal-setting, planning. time management, and organizational skills.
    15. Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits
    Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
    A practical manual that presents an evidence-based coaching model for helping students whose academic performance is suffering due to deficits in executive skills, including time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation.
    16. Compensatory Systems for Students with Brain Injuries
    Ann Glang, Ph.D; McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D; and Bonnie Todis, Ph.D.
    This book as activities that are designed to help educators select a compensatory system, teach students how to use it, and monitor how well the system is working for the student.
    17. Dads 101: A Father's Guide
    National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome
    A guide that is intended to give you some basic information about becoming a dad and your role as a father. It includes helpful lists, guides, questions, and information related to pregnancy, labor and delivery, communicating with your spouse, and caring for an infant.
    18. Developmental Social Neuroscience and Childhood Brain Insult
    Vicki Anderson and Miriam H. Beauchamp
    A book that presents an innovative framework for understanding how brain processes interact with social development in both typically and atypically developing children.
    19. Educating Children with Acquired Brain Injury
    Sue Walker and Beth Wicks
    In this book it is discussed what an acquired brain injury is, how it may affect a large population of children and how to maximize their learning opportunities.
    31. Parents and Educators as Partners A Workbook for Helping Your Child After Brain Injury
    Marilyn Lash, M.S.W and Bob Cluett
    This manual was written to help parents and educators work together. It is based on six skills or steps including Assessment, information gathering, referral, service coordination, advocacy, and evaluation.
    30. Our Daddy is Invincible
    Shannon Maxwell
    A child's book about a father being injured and teaching the children that his love for them continues to be strong and that life goes on. Based off a true story of a Wounded Warrior and American hero and his family.
    29. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
    Michael W. Kirkwood and Keith Owen Yeates
    A book that helps all professionals who work with children and teens who have experience an mTBI by providing a cutting-edge synthesis of science and practice related to all types of pediatric mTBI and associated complications.
    28. Life Beyond the Classroom
    Paul Wehman
    This textbook has everything that students, instructors, and professionals in rehabilitation programs need to define, plan, facilitate, and support transition for young people with disabilities as they enter adulthood.
    28. Life After Brain Injury: Who Am I?
    Rebecca McAllister
    The purpose of this manual is to provide you, the person with a brain injury some information about yourself. It attempts to explain the cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial changes that may have resulted from your brain injury.
    27. Life After Brain Injury: Who Am I?
    Dana S. Deboskey
    The purpose of this manual is to provide you, the person with a brain injury some information about yourself. It attempts to explain the cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial changes that may have resulted from your brain injury.
    26. Learning and Cognitive Communicative Challenges Developing Educational Programs for Students with Brain Injuries
    Roberta DePompei, Ph.D and Janet Tyler, Ph.D.
    This manual focuses on helping communication partners recognize the cognitive-communication challenges that can exist after a student has a brain injury. It provides usable strategies that anyone- family, educators or clinicians - can use with the student.
    25. I Know You Won't Forget
    Carol Jordan
    A story of a young boy whose mother suffers a traumatic brain injury. After being embarrassed by his mom's unreliable behavior and ridiculed by his classmates, the boy helps his mom develop coping strategies to overcome her impairments, ultimately finding happiness.
    24. How Does Your Brain Work
    Don L. Curry
    This health book teaches young readers about the brain using colorful photos and simple text to encourage your children to read on their own as they learn that each part of the brain has a different function.
    23. Head Injury: A Guide for Families The HID Coping Series Number 1
    Dana S. Deboskey
    a manual that explicitly addresses the emotional and behavioral problems of both the patient and the family. It is written in a straightforward manner with resolution techniques for all problem areas as well as real-life examples of management situations.
    22. Handbook of Preschool Mental Health Development, Disorders, and Treatment
    Joan L. Luby
    This volume comprehensively explores the development of psychiatric disorders in 2-to 6-year-olds, detailing how the growing empirical knowledge base may lead to improved interventions for young children and their families.
    21. Fetal and Neonatal Brain Injury 4th Edition
    David K. Stevenson and four others
    A new edition that contains an expanded, highly illustrated chapter on structural and functional imaging of the fetal and neonatal brain, increased input from obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and a much wider discussion of hemorrhagic lesions of the CNS.
    20. Explaining Brain Injury, Blast Injury and PTSD to Children and Teens
    Marilyn Lash, MSW, Janelle Breese Biagioni, and Tonya Hellard
    This book offers a guide with tips or practical strategies for children, parents, and professionals to find the insights into the needs of children for support, information, or guidance.
    31. Parents and Educators as Partners A Workbook for Helping Your Child After Brain Injury
    Marilyn Lash, M.S.W and Bob Cluett
    This manual was written to help parents and educators work together. It is based on six skills or steps including Assessment, information gathering, referral, service coordination, advocacy, and evaluation.
    32. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
    Vicki Anderson and Keith Owen Yeates
    This book brings together cutting edge research in pediatric neurotrauma, including contributions from experts across a range of disciplines, each outlining the state of the art in their field and emphasizing the importance of an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach for the effective translation of contemporary knowledge into effective treatments and interventions, in order to maximize child outcomes.
    33. Signs & Strategies for Educating Students with Brain Injuries: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents
    Marilyn Lash, M.S.W; Gary Wolcott, M.Ed; and Sue Pearson, M.A.
    This book was written to help educators work through the critical issue of accurately identifying students with brain injury, as it is a first and necessary step toward developing and providing the special education and support services they need in order to reach their potential for academic and vocational achievment, emotional frowth, and preparation for adulthood.
    34. Signs & Strategies for Educating Students with Brain Injuries: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents
    Marilyn Lash, Gary Wolcott, and Sue Pearson
    This book is a practical guide to help families and educators get started. Many checklists and worksheets have been designed so that you can apply the information to your child or your student.
    35. Strategies for Managing Challenging Behaviors of Students with Brain Injuries
    Stephen Bruce, Lisa Selznick Gurdin, and Ron Savage
    This manual offers practical ways to successfully improve challenging behaviors, to promote effective learning strategies, and to teach functional skills at home, in school, and in the community.
    36. Student with Brain Injury Challenges for Identification, Learning and Behavior in the Classroom
    Katherine Kimes, M.A; Marilyn Lash, M.S.W; and Ron Savage, Ed.D.
    A booklet that provides data on brain injury, common myths and facts about brain injury in children, educational issues for students with brain injury, and changes in behavior after brain injury.
    37. Students with TBI Thriving Beyond Brain Injury
    Ohio Legal Rights Service
    A guide for parents and schools working together to improve special educations services for students with tbi.
    38. Teaching the Head Injured: What to Expect The HDI Coping Series Number 5
    Connie Calub
    This manual tries to convey the residual affects of head injury are extremely complex and often subtle. This book is to help assist you in developing and providing the curriculum needed for the head injured in your own school.
    39. The Everything Parents Guide to Children with Executive Functioning Disorder
    Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D.
    A guide that shows what executive functioning difficulties look like and how you can help your. child overcome these challenges.
    40. The Get Well Soon Balloon
    Vicki Sue Parker
    This story can be used by families, clinicians, and educators to help preschool and elementary school age children understand their emotions and reactions.
    41. Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Teens
    New Hampshire Emergency Medical Services for Children Project at Dartmouth Medical School
    This book provides a lot of information to try to meet the needs of many different families. With information about your child's care an injury use what applies to you and your child.
    42. Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Teens A National Guide for Families
    Janet Houston
    This book was written to encourage families to learn as much as they can about their child's brain injury.
    43. Treatment Manual EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children
    Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D and Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW
    A manual that gives simple and practical ways to employ EMDR therapy scripted protocols and forms to effectively utilize the entire EMDR therapy eight-phased treatment with infants, toddlers, young children, preteens, and teens from a developmetal perspective.
    44. Unthinkable: Tips for Surviving a Child's Traumatic Brain Injury
    Dixie Fremont-Smith Coskie
    A book with brain injury survival tips for parents, caregivers, friends, and healthcare professional with ways to navigate through the new terrain of an injured child and more.
    45. Why Did it Happen on a School Day?
    Brain Injury Association of Maryland
    A story about a child's experiences after a parent's brain injury.