Blog Posts in March, 2016

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  • Developing Goals for Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 24-Mar-2016

    After a traumatic brain injury, developing goals in a rehabilitative setting can feel like a daunting task. You might wonder if you will ever get back to your “normal” self and may even have trouble remembering exactly who you were before your accident or injury. Your rehabilitation team can and will help you find a place to start. Whether it’s your physician, physical therapist, ...
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  • Outcomes and Recovery of Social Problems after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 21-Mar-2016

    Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral impairments in the long term. Social impairment after the TBI is often a significant consequence, as childhood is a vital window for acquiring social skills and maintaining healthy peer relationships. A recent study found that long-term social and behavioral problems in children with TBI are associated ...
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  • How Common are Thyroid Disorders after Childhood TBI?

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 16-Mar-2016

    Neuroendocrine dysfunction is a common consequence that can progress from several months to years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI sustained in childhood is often associated with disorders such as hypopituitarism and abnormalities in thyroid function later in life. As a result of the time lapse between the injury and a neuroendocrine diagnosis, it can be difficult to connect a cause and ...
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  • Join Scarlett Law Group at Friday's "Over the Edge" Event

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 15-Mar-2016

    The Scarlett Law Group is going “over the edge” for the Brain Injury Association of California! We invite you to join us at the Over the Edge for Brain Injury event, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of California, which will take place this Friday, March 18, 2016. During the event, which will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott at Capitol Park, 76 participants will rappel ...
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  • Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 11-Mar-2016

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a pervasive problem among children and adolescents, with approximately 1 in 30 experiencing a TBI by age 16. Pediatric TBI is associated with a variety of long-term physical, behavioral, and cognitive complications. Delays in skills acquisition and peer interaction may cause children with TBI to fall behind, as compared to their friends and schoolmates. A recent ...
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  • Positive Psychology and Vocational Rehabilitation after TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 10-Mar-2016

    The impairments in cognitive, emotional, and social functioning often caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) can negatively impact an individual’s ability to return to work successfully. Return to work rates after TBI are remarkably low, leaving in question the effectiveness of existing vocational rehabilitation practices. A recent study proposes that positive psychology, a process of ...
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  • Processing Speed May Worsen Working Memory Problems in Pediatric TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 7-Mar-2016

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for approximately 30% of injuries among children. Vital mental capacities such as processing speed and working memory develop rapidly during childhood and may be disrupted by TBI, adversely affecting children’s learning and comprehension capabilities. A recent study in Texas found that children who had experienced TBI in the past performed more poorly on ...
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