Support Group Listing Support groups are a front line resource for individuals with brain injury, families and supporters. BIAPA is glad to help start new support groups! Contact Monica Vaccaro, BIAPA Program Director, at [email protected]
if you would like to collaborate on starting a new group in your area. Allentown (Lehigh County) Name: Good Shepherd Brain. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is typically defined as a head injury that temporarily affects brain functioning. Symptoms may include headaches, trouble with thinking, memory or concentration, nausea, blurry vision, sleep disturbances or mood changes. Some symptoms may begin immediately, while others may appear days after the injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area).Head injury is a broader category that may involve damage to other structures such as the scalp and skull.
Brain InjurySupport Group Links. More than just a bump on the head! T hough not always visible and sometimes seemingly minor, head injury is complex. It can cause physical, cognitive, social, and vocational changes. In many cases recovery becomes a lifelong process of adjustments and accommodations for the injured person and the family.