Traumatic Brain Injury E-Newsletter

April 2013


Centre for Neuro Skills®

A person with brain injury may have just a single opportunity for rehabilitation. The quality of life that follows treatment often depends on making the right placement decision. Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) offers each client the highest quality rehabilitation possible. Call 1-800-922-4994 (California) and 1-800-554-5448 (Texas) for more information about our services.

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Keep up to date with daily breaking TBI research and news, as well as CNS services, products, employment opportunities and educational videos.

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TBI Resource Guide

The world’s most extensive brain injury website

Newsletter subscribers: 9,051

The TBI Resource Guide is the internet’s central source of information regarding traumatic brain injury. The TBI Resource Guide website consists of hundreds of pages of information, materials, education and resources about the brain, brain injury and rehabilitation for survivors, families and professionals.

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Brain injury is an active disease process with a variety of lifelong consequences, unique to each person. CNS-Innovations® is an enhancement of programs currently offered by CNS consisting of a cadre of solutions to meet the lifelong changing needs of those with a brain injury.

Learn more about CNS-Innovations® >

Official CNS App

The OFFICIAL app for Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). Information about traumatic brain injury, research, treatment and rehabilitation services at CNS on your iPhone or Android mobile device.

App features include:

  • Information about traumatic brain injury
  • Information about brain function and deficits
  • Brain injury news and research updates
  • Educational videos
  • CNS Facebook and Twitter interface
  • TBI Educational Products Store
  • Employment Opportunities
  • CNS facility photos
  • Information about rehabilitation services

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Inside View

The Spring 2013 (22.2) issue of the Inside View quarterly newsletter is now available! With a $12 yearly subscription ($24 international), glossy, hard-copy versions of the Inside View will be delivered to your door every three months.

Two-year subscriptions are only $22 ($44 international) and three-year subscriptions are $30 ($60 international).

Two-year subscriptions are only $22 ($44 international) and three-year subscriptions are $30 ($60 international).

Table of Contents

  • Long-Term Consequences for Those Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Is There a Period of Increased Vulnerability for Repeat Traumatic Brain Injury?
    High Rate of Vision Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Official CNS Mobile App Launched
  • BIA of California Sponsors Legislation To Ensure Appropriate Insurance Coverage of Acquired Brain Injury
  • Evidence That Those With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Have Brain Abnormalities
  • Case Study: A 9-year-old Reclaims his Life
  • 2013 Conferences and Events Schedule

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CNS Celebrates New Clinic Facility with Grand Opening Gala

Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a world leader in providing postacute rehabilitation services for people with traumatic brain injury and stroke, celebrated the grand opening of its new Bakersfield, California, flagship clinic facility on March 20th. The gala included presentations by city and state dignitaries, tours, and a ribbon cutting dedication.

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Current News and Research

  • Heterotopic ossification of the shoulder in patients with traumatic brain injury
  • Researchers first to use common virus to “fortify” adult stem cells
  • Aripiprazole improves various cognitive and behavioral impairments after traumatic brain injury
  • Tablet-based system analyzes voice to detect concussions
  • Therapeutic use of omega-3 fatty acids in severe head trauma
  • Big data to fight traumatic brain injuries
  • Unique contribution of fatigue to disability in community-dwelling adults with traumatic brain injury
  • Researchers form new nerve cells – directly in the brain
  • Depression and anxiety in parent versus spouse caregivers of adult patients with traumatic brain injury
  • An examination of discharge against medical advice from brain injury inpatient rehabilitation
  • Effects of brain contusion on mild traumatic brain-injured patients
  • Early intervention for patients at risk for persisting disability after mild traumatic brain injury
  • Cognitive recovery and development after traumatic brain injury in childhood: a person-oriented, longitudinal study
  • Ethical issues in using deception to facilitate rehabilitation for a patient with severe traumatic brain injury
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety in adults with acquired brain injury. What works for whom?
  • VA’s tough standards for traumatic brain injury
  • Emotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury
  • Exploring the link between traumatic brain injury and people who are homeless
  • Return-to-driving expectations following mild traumatic brain injury
  • Acupuncture helping vets with traumatic brain injury
  • Effects of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury on anticipating consequences of actions in adolescents
  • Factors associated with strain in carers of people with traumatic brain injury
  • The potential utility of blood-derived biochemical markers as indicators of early clinical trends following severe traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury signs are often misinterpreted or ignored
  • Late exercise reduces neuroinflammation and cognitive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury
  • The relations among cognitive impairment, coping style, and emotional adjustment following traumatic brain injury
  • Visual performance and the ocular surface in traumatic brain injury
  • Reps. Pascrell, Rooney announce reauthorization of traumatic brain injury act
  • Anxiety sensitivity and alexithymia as mediators of postconcussion syndrome following mild traumatic brain injury
  • Low cognitive score and risk of brain injury linked
  • Irony and empathy in children with traumatic brain injury
  • Brain imaging after mild head injury/concussion can show lesions
  • Examination of outcome after mild traumatic brain injury: The contribution of injury beliefs and Leventhal’s Common Sense Model
  • Single concussion may cause lasting brain damage
  • The relationship between alcohol and cognitive functioning following traumatic brain injury
  • New technology diagnoses brain trauma
  • Proton MR spectroscopy correlates diffuse axonal abnormalities with post-concussive symptoms in mild traumatic brain injury
  • Even mild traumatic brain injuries can kill brain tissue
  • Peer relationships of children with traumatic brain injury
  • Brain injury may be autoimmune phenomenon, like multiple sclerosis
  • Emotional regulation impairments following severe traumatic brain injury: An investigation of the body and facial feedback effects
  • Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface
  • Role of therapeutic hypothermia in improving outcome after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review
  • Mild TBI may predispose military patients to addiction

Read the articles >

TBI Store

The TBI Resource Guide online store has over 80 brain injury related products, including educational multi-media cds, animations, graphics, e-books, newsletters, research article reprints, assessment tools, and laminated educational cards. The new educational multi-media cds provide an in-depth overview of brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, and brain function. They include audio, video and graphic content in an easy-to-use self-learning format.

Visit the store >

Centre for Neuro Skills Enhances Patient Rehabilitation with New

ZeroG ® Gait and Balance System

A revolutionary system that helps people with neurologic injuries to practice walking and improve balance has been introduced at Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). The ZeroG ® Gait and Balance System combines body weight support mechanics with a robust user interface that records data and patient progress in real-time. CNS is the first postacute facility west of the Rockies to use this advanced technology.

Learn more >

Continuing Education

The TBI Resource Guide offers four on-line, continuing education courses. Our courses are $60 each and certified for 2-hours.

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Visit our CNS Career Center to learn about exciting employment opportunities at Centre for Neuro Skills rehabilitation programs in California and Texas.


Full-time positions:

  • Speech Therapist (Bakersfield)
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Specialist (Dallas)
  • Behavior Analyst (Dallas)
  • Accounting Clerk and Collections (Bakersfield)


Per-diem positions:

  • Occupational Therapist (Dallas, Bakersfield, Los Angeles and San Francisco)
  • Physical Therapist (Dallas, Bakersfield, Los Angeles and San Francisco)
  • Speech Therapist (Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco)

Learn more >

Traumatic Brain Injury Blog and RSS

Visit our new traumatic brain injury blog and subscribe to our RSS to keep up-to-date on the latest brain injury news, research, website changes and interactive commentary.

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April – May Conference and Events Calendar

BIA of Nebraska Annual Conference
4/4/2013 – 4/5/2013
Kearny, NB

BIA of Minnesota Annual Conference
4/11/2013 – 4/12/2013
Brooklyn Center, MN

BIA of Maryland Annual Conference
4/18/2013 – 4/19/2013
Baltimore, MD

BIA of Texas Annual Conference
4/25/2013 – 4/26/2013
Round Rock, TX

BIA of Wisconsin Annual Conference
4/29/2013 – 4/30/2013
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury
5/2/2013 – 5/3/2013
Williamsburg, VA
703-451-8881 ext 224

Brain Injury: Diagnosis and Treatment
5/10/2013 – 5/11/2013
Missoula, MT

BIA of New Hampshire Annual Conference
Concord, NH

BIA of New Jersey Annual Conference
5/16/2013 – 5/17/2013
New Jersey

Neuro-Visual Processing Therapy
5/17/2013 – 5/18/2013
San Antonio, TX

Washington State TBI Conference
5/23/2013 – 5/24/2013
Seattle, WA

BIA of Pennsylvania Annual Conference
5/24/2013 – 5/25/2013
Lancaster, PA

* Please write us at if you would like your event listed in our newsletter and website

Complete 2013 calendar of events and links >

TBI Bookstore

Browse through the more than 300 brain injury related books in our TBI Bookstore. Search by author, keywords, categories or book titles and order online via our association with

New Books:

TBI – Our Never Ending Journey: A comedy guide for long term patients and survivors of traumatc brain injury
More Information/Order

The Handbook of Real Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury
More Information/order

Patient-Centered Design of Cognitive Assistive Technology for Traumatic Brain Injury Telerehabilitation
More Information/order

Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury
More Information/order

Visit Bookstore >

That is all for this month. See you in May!

Craig S. Persel
Managing Editor, TBI Resource Guide
Centre for Neuro Skills

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