Brain Injury Workbook: A guide for living and working productively.


Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Ph.D. and Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, Ph.D.

After a brain injury, people often don't know whether they will be able to work or what else they can do. This practical guide can help people sort through the options of going back to the same job, finding a new job, or not going back to work. The book will help you find and successfully keep a job. The book also provides suggestions for volunteer work designed to help you be productive and, if you like, transition to a job that meshes with your interests and abilities.

This illustrated down-to-earth book contains checklists, worksheets, and many ideas offered by people who have learned to live and work productively after brain injury. Sample "ideas" in this book include:

  • How to decide whether to keep your old job.
  • Deciding whether you can afford to work.
  • If you can't work, figuring out what you can do.
  • What kinds of services are out there.
  • What you should tell people who ask you about going back to work.

Full Description

This work book will help survivors of brain injury and their family members sort through the difficult questions and challenges related to working. Whether you are looking for a job for the first time, returning to a previous job, or looking for a new type of work, this book will help you determine what is best for you. It helps you explore how the physical, cognitive, social and behavioral changes that were caused by your brain injury may have affected your ability to work. It also discusses the attitudes and biases of many employers and coworkers about hiring people with disabilities and making accommodations on the job. This book helps readers examine the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, challenges and rewards of pursuing employment after brain injury.