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Planning for Spring Cleaning

It is that time of the year again and everyone is talking about spring cleaning. Maybe you have binge watched the entire “Tidying Up” series on Netflix, have seen garage sales signs posted around town, or are just itching to clean up your house. But, spring cleaning with a brain injury can feel overwhelming. You…

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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

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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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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You are not alone

Who am I now? Searching for Pieces of My Former Self After a Traumatic Brain Injury By, Meg Scaling/OTRL Life Skills Community Rehabilitation & Associates, LLC You are not alone. I hear the same stories of sadness over and over again as I work with individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Stories of individuals…

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A Story of Pain and Hope

Almost all of my clients deal with some type of pain on a regular basis. Usually the event that causes a traumatic brain injury is traumatic for the rest of the body as well. Sometimes that pain is a result of broken bones and sometimes that pain is related to the nerves. One of my…

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