The Northeastern University Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center programs are offered as a community service to those individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury while courageously serving our country. Except for program-related transportation costs, these programs are run at no charge to participants.

Knowledge Is Power: Learning Ways to Deal with Mild TBI

  • Survivor Group. Following a mild TBI, a person may experience cognitive-communication difficulties that interfere with their functioning. This Survivor Group meets weekly, in eight 90-minute sessions. Each session focuses on a different consequence of war-related TBI. Group topics include: The Brain and How it Works, When the Brain Is Injured, Concentration, Memory, Reasoning, Return to Work and School, and Psycho-Social Challenges after Brain Injury.
  • Family Member Group. A mild TBI doesn't just affect the person injured. The family of a person with a mild TBI may not understand how to best assist that person with the cognitive-communication difficulties being experienced. This Family Member Group also meets weekly, in eight 90-minute sessions. The focus of each session parallels the focus of each Survivor Group session.

Returning to the Community: Getting Out and About After Traumatic Brain Injury

Following a moderate to severe TBI, an individual may have difficulty returning to civilian life. This group meets twice weekly, in twelve 90-minute sessions. Sessions focus on different cognitive-communication consequences of war-related TBI that may limit community re-integration, for example: organization, judgment, and interaction skills. Sessions alternate between in-house meetings and community-based meetings, with the focus of each community-based meeting then being carried over from the previous in-house meeting. A family member may accompany a group member to all sessions to help that person carry over what is practiced in the group to outside the group.

Eligibility Criteria

Knowledge Is Power: Learning Ways to Deal with Mild TBI

Interested individuals must present documented evidence of having sustained a mild TBI during active duty.

Returning to the Community: Getting Out and About After Traumatic Brain Injury

Interested individuals must present documented evidence of having sustained a moderate-severe TBI during active duty.

Contact

Dr. Therese O'Neil-Pirozzi, CCC-SLP
Northeastern University Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Department
360 Huntington Avenue
103 Forsyth Building
Boston, MA 02115-5000
617-373-5750
Fax: 617-373-2239
t.oneil-pirozzi@neu.edu