I’m Chris Brasure . Today, let’s talk about three easy ways to help somebody with a traumatic brain injury get organized. I picked three because I want to keep it simple but effective.
And so after looking over some of the things and the input from what’s out there and the members of the group, it seems to me that the three pretty simple steps or things that you can do to help are the following.
A large print calendar
One, have a large print calendar somewhere in the house so the person with the traumatic brain injury that has problems organizing tasks can easily look at what’s printed on the calendar and go from there.
A talking clock
The second thing, for organizing time, is to have a talking clock that can talk to the person with the traumatic brain injury. Or if you’re going to have a clock on the wall, maybe for decorative purposes, make it a clock that has bigger hands so that it could be more easily seen. And one or both of those will probably be helpful.
A voice recorder
And the third one is a voice recorder that can tell the person with the traumatic brain injury that it’s time to do a task. For example, there are some that come on keychains that can be pre-recorded to go off at a certain time and then remind the person that there’s a task that needs to be done. I’ve also seen brands like WatchMinder. It’s a brand that has the ability to tell the person that it’s time to do a task.
Why these things help
I hope that this has given you ideas about ways to organize or help somebody organize. Often, that’s one of the biggest problems for people with a traumatic brain injury. That’s because they have executive deficits, which means problems with executing skills. These things might help, and they’re relatively inexpensive. I wish you luck and I hope you stay safe and healthy.
And if you have any questions or comments, feel free to share them with the group or send me a message. I’ll be happy to respond. And if I can’t help you, then I’ll point you in the right direction.
By Chris Brasure
Brasure Law Firm, PLLC was founded by Chris Brasure in 2006. His legal accomplishments are diverse and numerous. He is a fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation, was a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and holds a BA in political science and speech communication from Baylor University. He then went on to obtain his law degree from Baylor University Law School. Chris believes that education is absolutely critical to one’s success, so his firm now offers The Brasure Law Firm Scholarship to give back to the community and to help students who are seeking to pursue a higher education.