Massachusetts neuropsychologist and brain injury survivor supports the mission of Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) to raise awareness of a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and underfunded neurological disease.
North Andover, Mass. – Three decades ago, when Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D., (Dr. Diane®) sustained a brain injury she found herself alone to navigate life in its aftermath. Doctors had given up hope that she would walk and talk again. She wasn’t offered any type of support or rehabilitation. Dr. Diane did manage to regain her life through methods discussed in the book she co-authored,Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Every March, BIAA leads the nation in recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month. BIAA’s 2021-2023 awareness campaign, More Than My Brain Injury, provides a platform for educating the public about the incidence of brain injury, while helping to de-stigmatize the injury and empower those who have survived.
“I deeply appreciate and recognize the important work BIAA does increasing awareness of brain injury and working to improve quality of life for all people affected by brain injury,” said Dr. Diane, a greater Boston area neuropsychologist, board certified health psychologist, board certified sports psychologist and author. “BIAA is a valuable resource and advocate for brain injury survivors and their families.”
In honor of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Dr. Diane will donate a portion of March sales proceeds from products purchased at www.drdiane.com/shop/ to BIAA to support their mission. This includes autographed copies of Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. There are many causes brain injury including falls, sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, domestic violence, stroke, infectious disease, electric shock, and substance abuse/overdose.
“For the more than 5 million people in the United States living with a brain injury-related disability, I want you to know there is help and there is hope,” said Dr. Diane.
Information on Brain Injury Awareness Month, including educational material and downloadable material, is available at biausa.org.
Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D. (Dr.Diane®) is a world-known neuropsychologist specializing in brain rehabilitation and brain fitness. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Diane has appeared in the American Psychological Association (APA) Monitor, The Boston Globe, and WebMD, and has a blog on PsychologyToday.com. She was also a guest on Tech Talk with Craig Peterson, offering expertise on the topics of Brain Rehabilitation and Brain Fitness.
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About the Brain Injury Association of America:
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Their mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. They are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.