Brain Trauma Support & Resources
Thank you Starry Lane Bakery
We're here for you. This is a scary time for all of us. Everything we see, and everything we hear, just seems to add to the panic and fear. Schools have shut down, businesses are closing, and going to grocery store should be classified as an Olympic event. But it's important to remember that we're not just a city full of strangers existing in the same place. We're a community. We're mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, daughters, and sons. We're neighbors, and friends. We all have the same worries, the same fears, and the same hopes. If we can't draw together physically (social distancing right?), we can do it emotionally. We can be kind to each other, because we all need a little kindness right now. At Starry Lane we like to think that we're more then just a bakery, we're a part of your lives, and you're a part of ours. With business closing left and right, we're going to do our very best to keep our doors open as long as possible, because we know that not all of our guests are able to run to the store for a loaf of bread. Our pantry section is stocked with pasta, cereal, oatmeal, and other essentials, all top ten allergen free. If you're hesitant to spend too much time in a shop right now, we understand. We're encouraging our guests to call us before they head down, and we'll pack up your order ahead of time, you can even pay over the phone if you like. That way you just stop in, grab your order, and you're out the door. If you're trying to stock your freezers we have lots of items that freeze very well: brownies, cupcakes, muffins, grandma's favorites cookies, bread loaves, sub rolls, sandwich rolls. If you'd like to place a large order of bread please call us 4 days in advance (a bread order placed today could be ready on Wednesday). This is a scary time, but we're a community that pulls together when things get tough, and we can get through this. Together. ... See more
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Join us for this week’s Thursday Workshop! (03/12/2020) Cindy Phar from the San Diego Unified School district will be speaking on schooling with a brain injury, and how it’s impact on individual education needs to be recognized. Nutritionist Lael Lloyd will be discussing nutrition and it’s importance, in the case of brain injury. This dual workshop will not be one to miss! Find us at San Diego Chiropractic Neurology from 7-8pm, at 5230 Carroll Canyon Rd Ste 108, San Diego, CA 92121. ... See more
Absolutely one of the hardest! Thank you Molly!
One of the most difficult parts of prologed concussion recovery is the overwhelming loss of identity that comes with it. In hindsight, holding onto the idealized version of my pre-injury self only added to the emotional turmoil of the injury. It prevented me from recovering optimally while adding to the struggle my concussion had caused. Basically, I was stuck in a fixed mindset, stubbornly holding onto narratives that didn't serve me and now, were no longer sustainable~ •people pleasing •lack of boundaries •waiting for permission Ultimately I had internalized my abilities as my self worth and my career/active lifestyle as my identity. To accept my current circumstance and more importantly, to hold space for my health, meant I had to acknowledge my reality... And accepting that, for now, I couldn't continue to live the same way I had been and people may not understand it. Blahhhh. You may be thinking... yes, but pre-injury, I had a job, multi tasked like crazy, took on the world, and actually got dressed. Well, post injury those can be in your future again too, but here is the kicker... Holding onto the past with a death grip doesn't serve us. But shifting to a growth mindset can. It allows you to surrender, learn and grow from your current struggle. 🧠Fixed mindset= Furture Health + unhealthy habits 🧠Growth mindset= Future Health + post traumatic growth And door #2 includes: ✔Closer relationships ✔Greater appreciation for life ✔Increased awareness of inner strength ✔New priorities and possibilities Let's be real. Growth is not comfortable. It doesn't let you blame others, avoid accountability, or plow through. And, it comes with confusion, a reshuffling of so many things and grief. The grief of who you once were, how you once related to the world and the people in it, and how things were "supposed" to be. But what I've learned is the only way out, is THROUGH. To feel what you feel, and bring the core of who you are to your recovery. My career didn't make me who I was, I brought who I was to my career. And now I bring who I am to my recovery. And so do you. . . . "We can't live well and live in the past." ~Nedra Glover Tawwab ... See more
Types of Concussions
And how to treat each one.
Please warn your kids. I've been following this for the last few days and it keeps spreading. it needs to stop. It's a challenge that started on the TicToc app.
A viral social media challenge is raising major safety concerns. Paramedics raced to a middle school in Lawrence, Massachusetts, late last month after 13-year-old Kathleen DeJesus became an unknowing participant in the “skull breaker challenge,” which is all the rage on platforms like TikTok.&nb... ... See more
Dr. Teri Lawton: Neuroscience Behind Retraining Brain Pathways To Improve Attention, Memory, and Reading after a TBI. When you suffer a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), it slows down your brain's timing, causing multitasking, remembering and directing attention to be impaired. PATH to Insight (PATH) works with the brain’s neurons to reverse the damage caused from TBIs. Dr. Teri Lawton is the Founder and Director of Research at Perception Dynamics Institute. Dr. Lawton has over 45 years experience conducting visual psychophysical experimental studies investigating both young children and older adults who have reading, attention, multitasking, and memory problems. PATHtoReading was developed to uncover how the dorsal pathway encodes direction-discrimination and spatial-localization. Dr. Lawton has conducted controlled-validation studies for over 30 years to determine the efficacy of PATH neurotraining for cognitive remediation. Thursday Workshop, February 13th 7:00-8:00 5230 Carroll Canyon Road Ste# 108 San Diego, CA 92121 Check our website for more information: www.beyondconcussion.org ... See more
Can a student with a concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) qualify for special education services? In the late sixties and early seventies, awareness grew for children with disabilities and their right to education. At the time many disabled children did not have access to public education, partly due to a lack of adequate resources and undiagnosed disabilities. This prevented disabled children from having a successful educational experience. Congress enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 which required a Free, Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment for children ages 5-21 with disabilities, at no cost to the parents. The initial criteria for disability were: "mentally retarded, hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired, visually handicapped, seriously emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaired, or as having specific learning disabilities." Due to those impairments, special education and related services were needed. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) was not included on the federal law list of disability categories until the 1990 Amendments. Another provision of the 1990 Amendments addresses the Act’s name; it changed from “Education for All Handicapped Children” to the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” (IDEA). The IDEA statute lists four purposes: general provisions, assistance for all children with disabilities, infants and toddlers with disabilities, and national activities to improve the education of children with disabilities. The core of IDEA exists in the development of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which heavily relies on the cooperative process between parents and schools. The IEP process starts with an evaluation plan developed by the school and the parents, and is approved by the parents. This evaluation process determines eligibility for special education services. Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations defines a Traumatic Brain Injury as follows: "Traumatic brain injury means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment, or both, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Traumatic brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition; language; memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem-solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; information processing; and speech. Traumatic brain injury does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma." A student with a traumatic brain injury does not automatically qualify for special education and related services. Eligibility depends on whether the IEP evaluation demonstrates that the child’s disability “adversely affects their educational performance” and “needs special education and related services.” It is important to note that the type of symptoms the students suffer from could determine eligibility under another category such as speech/language impairments or specific learning disabilities. The development of a complete and effective IEP evaluation plan is paramount. Yes, a student with a concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) can qualify for special education services under IDEA provided the student meets the following two criteria: first, the child must have a disability as defined by federal law (of which there are currently fourteen categories), and second, the disability must adversely affect the child’s educational performance and require resulting special education or related services. #concussion #specialeducation #IEP #504plan ... See more
Blue mind is the meditative state we often find ourselves in around water. Being around the ocean has a huge effect on the human brain, one that we know is beneficial, though do not completely understand. I’m the Washington Post article, ‘Blue Mind’ explores the calming effect that water has on people, the author writes, “When we step away from our high-stressed lives and step into nature, we get a shift. Physiologically, our brains and bodies change. We relax, and the quality of our thought changes. A different brain network activates. That brain network is available for a completely different kind of quality of thought which is much more introspective and self-referential. Oftentimes it leads to feelings of connectedness and that can lead to innovative thoughts. Early humans seeking a place to call home and seeing a place overlooking the ocean or river realized that it makes them happy. They said, ‘This is good, this is right, this is safe and the place to survive and thrive.’ For us today, it could be going to a swimming pool or a second-floor balcony on the ocean. If the water is blue and it’s not polluted, you are getting a signal that is probably present in most if not all mammals.” From: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/blue-mind-explores-the-calming-effect-that-water-has-on-people/2014/07/28/471d7a5a-11bb-11e4-9285-4243a40ddc97_story.html ... See more
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