CARF Awards Rainbow Three-Year Accreditation

We’re pleased to announce that we have once again been accredited by CARF International for a period of three years in the following Medical Rehabilitation program areas and we hold specialty accreditation in the area of Brain Injury: Residential Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Pediatric Specialty Program Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Program for Adults and Pediatric…

Encouraging School Success

By: Barry Marshall Editor, RainbowVisions Magazine For over 20 years, Rainbow has been providing therapeutic support to children in its pediatric program. Through therapy, counseling and activities, Rainbow works to set children up for success in their adult lives. One important aspect of this is supporting them while going to school. As individuals with brain…

Sensory Integration in the Classroom

By: Katherine Dumsa, MS, OTR/L, CBIS Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Sensory processing is the brain’s ability to interpret information from the environment and determine how to respond with emotion, attention and motor responses. Sensory processing dysfunction may affect young children, individuals diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and someone who has sustained a traumatic brain injury. While…

Post-traumatic Amnesia

When a friend or family member experiences a traumatic brain injury, your natural reaction may be to ask how severe the injury was and what kind of recovery can be expected. Medical providers and those involved in acute, sub-acute, and long-term rehabilitation are also interested in understanding the severity of the injury, as this is…

It Takes a Village

It takes a village. This line regarding raising children has been attributed to an African or Native American proverb and was popularized by a book by then First Lady Hillary Clinton. Some will say this is what it takes to raise a child, however, this is truly what it takes to raise a child who…

How Brain Injury Affects the Family

By: Mariann Young, Ph.D. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers The person who sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not the only person affected after an accident. All members of the family are forever changed, and the family system has to alter the way that it operates. The literature on the effects of TBI on the family…