North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) - society comprised of professional members involved in the care or issues surrounding brain injury. The principal mission of the organization is moving brain injury science into practice.
Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) - leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI).
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 135,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) - the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) - seeks to advance neuropsychology as a science and health profession, to promote human welfare, and to generate and disseminate knowledge of brain-behavior relationships.
American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - an international professional association of more than 21,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care.
International Neuropsychological Society (INS) - seeks to promote the international and interdisciplinary study of brain-behavioral relationships throughout the lifespan. The Society's emphasis is on science, education, and the applications of scientific knowledge.
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) - provides support and assistance to professionals who teach children with special needs, and seeks to promote standards of excellence and innovation in special education research, practice, and policy in order to foster exceptional teaching for exceptional children.
Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) - a voluntary national certification program for both entry-level staff and experienced professionals working in brain injury services. ACBIS provides staff and professionals the opportunity to learn important information about brain injury, to demonstrate their learning in a written examination, and to earn a nationally recognized credential.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
Brain Tree Training provides "modular courses that have been designed for professionals and carers/relatives. In addition, information about a range of other Cognitive Rehabilitation Services is available, including: Cognitive Assessments, Individualised Cognitive Treatment Programmes, Cognitive Group Work, and Cognitive Treatment Materials."
Lash and Associates Publishing/Training Inc. publishes "practical, informative, and affordable materials on traumatic brain injury in children, youths, adults and veterans. Our audience includes families, persons with brain injuries, health care professionals, rehabilitation specialists, educators and community staff."
Recommendations for Best Practice in Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy: Acquired Brain Injury - This document from SCR was produced at a time when various organizations are producing Guidelines and Standards for neurological rehabilitation. It aims to present the basis for best practice in one aspect of this, namely Cognitive Rehabilitation, so that planners, managers, practitioners, people with brain injury, and their families can determine what is required.