Achieving Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury
If you are a service member or a veteran with ongoing symptoms from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Back to School: Guide to Academic Success After Traumatic Brain Injury is an excellent resource to consult as you pursue higher education. Whether it is college, university or vocational school, this online resource will help you do the following:
- Navigate campus life
- Manage ongoing symptoms
- Learn strategies for success
- Transition smoothly to a civilian setting
- Advocate for yourself
Please see your health care provider if you have not been diagnosed with a TBI. Many service members have other conditions that accompany TBI, such as post-traumatic stress. Your provider can help you manage these issues as you return to school.
Download the Guide
- New “Back to School” Guide Aims to Aid Service Members, Veterans After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (Oct. 31, 2013)
First Person: Advice From Veterans
Adam at Ease: A Video Blog by Army Veteran Adam Anicich
Selected video entries related to back-to-school issues:
- Video: Why Not Get the Help You Need When Returning to School with a TBI? (Length: 1:42)
- Video: Confidentiality Guaranteed When Using Colleges' Disabilities Office (Length: 1:24)
- Video: Documentation About TBI Symptoms and Accommodations When Returning to School (Length: 1:37)
- Video: For Veterans with TBI and PTSD, Finding Your Best Path in College (Length: 2:09)
- Video: Finding a Balance: College, Work, Family ... and Issues from TBI (Length: 1:39)
Helping Veterans Success in College
An interview with Army veteran Timm Lovitt about helping veterans succeed in college.
TBI Symptom Management Fact Sheets
- Dr. Kelli Williams Gary: In a series of interviews, Dr. Gary tells BrainLineMilitary.org how she successfully returned to school after a severe TBI.
- Dr. David Cifu: Good Sleep Is Vital for Recovery
- Q&A with Army Lt. Col. Philip Holcombe, Ph.D.: What interventions can help service members with TBI and/or PTSD return to school or work?