Traumatic Brain Injury

Causes of Brain Injury and Types of Brain Injury Treated

  • Falls

  • Motor Vehicle Crash

  • Blow to the Head

  • Acceleration / Deceleration or Whiplash

  • Sports Concussions

  • Anoxia- Loss of oxygen as a result of near drowning, heart attack, side effect of surgery, blood loss

  • Stroke- bleed or block of blood flow to the brain

  • Aneurysms in the brain which decrease blood flow

  • Medical Conditions resulting in Brain Injury

  • Cardiac conditions reducing oxygen to the brain

  • Open Heart Surgery

  • Diabetes

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Chemical Toxicity in the brain occurring from chemotherapy treatment for cancer

  • Environmental Damage to the Brain

  • Chemical Toxicity

  • Exposure to Industrial Toxins, excessive carbon monoxide, overdose of drugs

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment- Loss of mental abilities due to aging

Treatment for Brain Injuries (see Services)

Neuropsychological treatment of traumatic brain injury is designed to integrate the several intervention methods necessary to treat brain dysfunction.  The approach consists of an individualized plan of treatment developed from the results of an extensive neuropsychological and behavioral assessment.  Interventions are frequently revised  for optimum clinical impact and include:  strengthening cognitive processing of mental abilities, managing emotions, awareness of limitations, development of judgment, psychological adjustment, behavioral adjustment, social skills, family adjustment, work performance and vocational adjustment.