Michigan’s extraordinary community of brain injury professionals is a primary reason for the state’s national reputation in terms of brain injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research, education, and ancillary services. That community of professionals and practitioners is also the reason why Michigan draws brain injury survivors from across the country.
What defines a brain injury professional?
Brain injury can be a complex condition, sometimes requiring lifelong care and treatment and, often, the services and support of multiple providers, practitioners, and professionals. While the following list isn’t exhaustive, it includes many of the disciplines and specialties with which brain injury survivors and their families may come in contact.
- First responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance attendants)
- Emergency room doctors, nurses, and staff
- Sports Neurologists
- Psychologists and neuropsychologists
- PMR physicians (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
- Neuroscientists and neurological researchers
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Cognitive Therapists
- Vocational Therapists
- Speech Pathologists and Speech Therapists
- Music Therapists
- Nurses and nurse practitioners
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Home Health Workers and Caregivers
- Transportation Services
BIAMI’s free provider directory lists accredited, licensed, and certified institutions, facilities, and providers in many of these disciplines, and we encourage you to explore the listing and contact those which may be helpful.
What BIAMI Membership offers brain injury professionals
BIAMI is the largest and premier network of brain injury providers not only in Michigan but the entire US. That extensive network provides a rich source of business and professional contacts for members, access to educational content including webinars and ACBIS certification training, discounted event attendance including the nation’s largest conference on brain injury, Legacy Tribute Dinner, and golf outings, and an active and aggressive legislative advocacy function which acts on behalf of both providers and survivors.
BIAMI membership is a must for Michigan brain injury professionals and those interested in their work and brain injury treatment and care.
Other Professional Resources
Note: The following resources are purposefully broad and especially focused on professional disciplines which either do not offer training or certification in brain injury, or professionals and providers whose practices may only occasionally see brain injury survivors. Disciplines directly focused on brain injury – PMR physicians or neuropsychologists, for example – have access to more pertinent and specific professional resources.
North American Brain Injury Society
Work-Related Stress in Brain Injury Professionals
The International Brain Injury Association
Brain Injury Professional: Official Publication of the North American Brain Injury Society
Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Metro Detroit’s Veterans
The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation (BIAMI research affiliation)
Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
Building Blocks of Brain Development in Kids
National Association of Special Education Teachers Brain Injury Resources
Traumatic Brain Injury: What Teachers Should Know
Tools and Resources for Educators Working with Kids with TBI
Teaching the Student with Brain Injury: Information for Teachers
LearnNet from BIA New York: Resource for Teachers, Clinicians, Parents, and Students
TeachHub: How to Help: Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
Center for Parent Information and Resources: Traumatic Brain Injury
Justice and Legal Professionals
Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Criminal Justice Professionals
Traumatic Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System: An Introduction
What are an attorney’s obligations when a client has had a brain injury?
National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Traumatic Brain Injury in the Criminal Justice Population
TBI and the Criminal Justice System: Webinar
Case Management Professionals
Social Work Professionals
Systematic Approach to Social Work Practice: Working with Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury
Social workers can help patients recover from a mild brain injury
Working with Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild traumatic brain injury: a place for social work.
Abstract — Traumatic Brain Injury: A Social Worker Primer with Implications for Practice
Social Workers Current Practice of Screening for Brain Injury