Symptom Tracker: Track Symptoms, pain level changes, what provokes and what helps. Good information to take back to the healthcare provider.
Six Types of Concussion Infographic & Fact Sheet: Brain Links developed a useful summary for the back of an easy to understand infographic created by ReThink Concussions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Brainstorming Solutions Tool: Helpful template for gathering information on person's skills and challenges to facilitate development of solutions. Great for direct service providers, students and new hires.
Strategies & Accommodations Tool: Use the Brainstorming Solutions Tool (BST) first, to help you figure out the person’s strengths and weaknesses. Then use this tool (SAT) to check off the strategies that might be helpful for each area you identify on the BST. When possible, complete this form with the person served and discuss the strategies with them. Ask the person if there are other strategies or ways of communicating with them that might be helpful.
Hospital to School Transition Protocol: Helps rehabilitation units better understand the schools' processes, what they need and how to best facilitate transition back to school.
School Lingo: This is a companion document with the Hospital to School Transition Protocol.
Personal Guide to Everyday Living After a Concussion, English and in Español.
A Guide to Possible Changes After Brain Injury. By design, the Guide is best when distributed by rehabilitation personnel in inpatient and outpatient therapy programs and by medical personnel in trauma units, pediatrician’s offices, family practices, neurology offices, surgical offices, and other specialty offices. It is meant to be given to anyone who has sustained a diagnosed brain injury, as well as anyone who sustained a significant trauma where they may experience brain injury symptoms and downstream consequences; even if they do not show early symptoms or early symptoms seem to have cleared. English and in Español.
Brain Health: How to Have a Healthy Brain Throughout Life: By design provides research-based tips for creating a healthy brain, regardless of age. This guide was originally developed to help people with brain injuries recover to the fullest extent possible and to help them prevent or minimize potential negative changes as they age. However, it was quickly realized that the information in Brain Health is beneficial for everyone. English and in Español.
TN TBI Services Directory & Resource Information Guide: The Tennessee Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Service Directory and Resource Information Guide was designed to assist in locating programs, organizations, agencies, and services available across the state of Tennessee and the nation.
Job Accommodations Network: a publication detailing accommodations for individuals with limitations related to executive functioning. These ideas may be helpful in determining accommodations.
Brain Links YouTube Training Channel
University of Alabama at Birmingham TBI Model Systems (UAB TBIMS) Rehab Tip Sheets: These tip sheets offer rehabilitation care providers and consumer caregivers step-by-step instructions and photo illustration on performing common activities. All Tip Sheets are free to print and disseminate for educational purposes.
- Wheelchair Positioning (PDF)
- Assisted Pressure Relief (PDF)
- Lift Transfers of Patients (PDF)
- Assisted Transfers of Patients (PDF)
- Swallowing Strategies (PDF)
- Walking following Brain Injury (PDF)
- Managing Irritability and Temper Following Brain Injury (PDF)
- Resting Hand Splint Application (PDF)
- Bed Positioning for the Immobile Patients (PDF)