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Welcome to the Website for Brain Injury Clubhouse
The Brain Injury Clubhouse (BIC) offers a supportive community program based on the Clubhouse model that “work is healing.” This unique program provides opportunities to develop and improve skills, build relationships, and regain self-confidence.
At BIC, members and staff work side by side to complete the daily work of the Clubhouse, providing real life opportunities to improve and advance skills, become more productive, and make a difference.We invite you to take a look around our site, read about the programs we offer, and browse through pictures taken at Clubhouse outings and events.
About Traumatic Brain Injury
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury happens when the head is struck, resulting in problems with brain function.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
Examples of traumatic brain injuries include slipping and hitting one’s head, getting struck by an object or having an object go through the brain.
How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Individuals?
Traumatic brain injury can affect an individual’s emotional, mental and physical abilities. Depending on the degree of severity, symptoms can range from:Lethargy,Sleeping Difficulties, Vision and Hearing Impairment, and Problems with Coordination, to name a few.
Concussions are considered to be one of the least severe brain injuries. However, it is strongly recommended to seek medical attention to avoid complications. More serious traumatic brain injuries can result in coma.
Help for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
Rehabilitation is a crucial part of recovery, allowing the individual to relearn a variety of physical and cognitive skills. There are a variety of different therapies that can help improve the following: emotional and behavioral skills, speech, motor skills and more.
In addition, it is important for brain injury patients to feel a sense of purpose. Patients should be encouraged to complete simple tasks.
How the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse Helps Individuals
The Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse provides a needed social outlet to individuals with brain injuries. In addition, visitors can help master various skills and connect with others who have undergone similar experiences.