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Surviving and Thriving

Aphasia Awareness Month

By Lindsey Liber | June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Aphasia Awareness Month

June is Aphasia Awareness Month. If you’re wondering “What in the world is aphasia?”, you’re not alone! Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to use and understand language.  And even though there are approximately 2 million people living with aphasia in the United States, most people aren’t aware of this…

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Cell Phone Organization

By Galaxy Brain Center | March 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Cell Phone Organization

Over our many years of providing therapy for brain injury survivors, we have learned that organization is a great tool to compensate for decreased memory. Did you know that organization can extend to your cell phone? Here are are few tips for organizing your cell phone to increase your ability to use it as a…

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Concussion Management

By Lindsey Liber | March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Concussion Management

In February, two more of our therapists attended a course in Mesa, Arizona held by the American Institute of Balance and became certified in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management. They learned the most cutting edge research for rehabilitation in regards to concussions and vestibular symptom evaluation and treatment. The duo have developed an updated Galaxy…

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Visual Planner: Managing Complicated Projects

By Lindsey Liber | February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Visual Planner: Managing Complicated Projects

Do you ever find that completing a project gets really difficult if you can’t complete it in one step? Planning a party, filling out applications, and many other projects can get very complicated when you need to gather information and do multiple tasks before the project can be considered complete. This is why our Galaxy…

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New Year’s Resolutions

By Lindsey Liber | December 28, 2017 | Comments Off on New Year’s Resolutions

New Years is right around the round corner and that means resolutions. Many New Year’s resolutions may seem daunting and you feel pressured to pick something large such as, learning a new language, learning to drive manual or losing weight.  Which each large New Year’s resolution, there is a risk of failure. No-one wants to…

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Cooking Checklist

By Meg Scaling | November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Cooking seems like a simple task, but when there are multiple steps in a cooking task, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which steps have been completed. The occupational therapists here at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center have a helpful tip to help you stay organized when cooking! Print your recipe and…

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Cooking Made Simple

By Meg Scaling | October 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Cooking Made Simple

Cooking can be hard. It requires memory, problem solving, safety awareness, and multi-tasking, all things that can be more difficult after a brain injury. Here at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center, we work to simplify tasks such as cooking with customized and detailed step-by-step directions. Comprehensive directions decrease the cognitive demands of the task and…

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“Doing laundry is too overwhelming, especially trying to separate all of my kids’ clothes!”

By Meg Scaling | November 10, 2012 | Comments Off on “Doing laundry is too overwhelming, especially trying to separate all of my kids’ clothes!”

Is doing laundry overwhelming or stressful? Do you have a hard time sorting clothes for each family member after doing laundry? Try some of these solutions to help ease the task of doing laundry: 1.     Assign each family member a color and buy 1 laundry basket per family member in their designated color. Assign each…

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“We’re Going to Make This Place Your Home”- A post on Music Therapy

By Meg Scaling | November 5, 2012 | Comments Off on “We’re Going to Make This Place Your Home”- A post on Music Therapy

The morning after my father suddenly passed away, my mother found his iPod. There were three songs on there that we had never heard before. The lyrics to them related so well to the shocking loss, that it felt as if my dad was talking to us. I’ve always known music is used therapeutically for…

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Incorporating Laughter Therapy into Treatment

By Meg Scaling | October 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Incorporating Laughter Therapy into Treatment

     As an occupational therapist I am always trying to find innovative treatment strategies to incorporate into OT sessions.  Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of “Laughter Therapy” when I worked at an inpatient neuro-care center and was inspired at this years BIAMI’s conference by something one of the guest speakers…

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