This page contains links to traumatic brain injury information available in Spanish. (Esta página contiene enlaces a información de la lesión cerebral traumática disponible en español.)

The UAB-TBIMS offers a series of Information Sheets developed through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) and the TBI Model Systems of Care. These fact sheets are written for consumers.

All Infosheets are free to print and disseminate for educational purposes.

Understanding TBI Part 1: What happens to the brain during injury and in the early stages of recovery from TBI?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. Part 1 in this 4 part series. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding TBI Part 2: Brain injury impact on individuals’ functioning 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. Part 2 in this 4 part series. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding TBI Part 3: The Recovery Process
 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. Part 3 in this 4 part series. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding TBI Part 4: The impact of a recent TBI on family members and what they can do to help with recovery
 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, a gunshot wound to the head, or a fall. Part 4 in this 4 part series. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding and Coping With Irritability, Anger, and Aggression After TBI
This factsheet explains irritability, anger, and aggression after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Concussion Recovery
This fact reviews symptoms, recovery, and long-term outcomes. It also talks about where to get support after a concussion. Spanish version (en español)

Social Skills After Traumatic Brain Injury
This fact sheet explains what social skills are, how a TBI may affect them, and some tips to improve them after a TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Vision Problems and Traumatic Brain Injury
This factsheet discusses the common types of vision problems after TBI, how problems affect day-to-day life, and managing vision problems. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding and Coping With Irritability, Anger, and Aggression After TBI
This factsheet explains irritability, anger, and aggression after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Stress Management for TBI Caregivers
This fact sheet explains strategies caregivers can use to manage stress. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding Problem Behavior Changes After Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
This factsheet explains This factsheet explains behavior changes after TBI and how to deal with them. Spanish version (en español)

Concussion Recovery
This fact reviews symptoms, recovery, and long-term outcomes. It also talks about where to get support after a concussion. Spanish version (en español)

Couples’ Relationships after Traumatic Brain Injury
This factsheet will help couples understand some of the common changes they may notice in their relationship after TBI. Also, suggestions are given for ways that couples can address some of the more difficult changes they are experiencing. Spanish version (en español)

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation
 
Inpatient rehabilitation is designed to help you improve function after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Spanish version (en español)

Memory and Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 
Memory problems are very common in people with moderate to severe TBI. Learn more about memory and TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Cognitive Problems
 
Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. Learn more about cognitive problems with TBI and strategies for addressing them. Spanish version (en español)

Driving
 
A brain injury can affect the skills needed to drive safely. Learn more about driving after a brain injury. Spanish version (en español)

Emotional Problems
 
A brain injury can change the way people feel or express emotions. Learn more about emotional problems after a brain injury. Spanish version (en español)

Fatigue
 
Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, tiredness, weariness or lack of energy. Learn more about fatigue in individuals with TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Headaches
 
Headache is one of the most common symptoms after traumatic brain injury (often called post-traumatic headache). Spanish version (en español)

Returning to School
 
Parental involvement is critical when a young person is returning to school after a traumatic brain injury. Spanish version (en español)

Seizures
 
One of the problems that can occur after a traumatic brain injury is seizures. Spanish version (en español)

Sleep
 
Many people who have brain injuries suffer from sleep disturbances. Spanish version (en español)

Vegetative & Minimally Conscious States
 
Severe brain injury causes a change in consciousness. Brain injury can cause a wide range of disturbances of consciousness. Spanish version (en español)

Alcohol & TBI
 
Alcohol use and TBI are closely related. Up to two-thirds of people with TBI have a history of alcohol abuse or risky drinking. Spanish version (en español)

Balance Problems & TBI
 
People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly report problems with balance. Spanish version (en español)

Depression
 
Depression is a feeling of sadness, loss, despair or hopelessness that does not get better over time and is overwhelming enough to interfere with daily life. Spanish version (en español)

Sexuality
 
Changes in sexual functioning are common after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Loss of Smell or Taste After Traumatic Brain Injury 
This fact sheet explains the loss of the sense of smell or taste after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Spasticity after TBI 
Spasticity is the uncontrolled tightening of your muscles caused by disrupted signals from the brain, common in persons with severe brain injuries. Learn more about symptoms, treatments, and options for managing muscle spasticity. Spanish version (en español)

TBI InfoComics are written to be accessible to people who may have memory issues or trouble reading large blocks of text. They present the most vital and up-to-date information about physical, cognitive and emotional issues of concern for people with TBI. The InfoComics are made available through a collaboration between the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC),the TBI Model Systems of Care, and the University of Washington TBI Model System.

All InfoCmics are in PDF and free to print and disseminate for educational purposes.

Understanding TBI - Part 1
This comic helps explain some common therapies that may help after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding TBI - Part 2 
This comic includes information TBI and tips about adjusting to home life after TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Understanding TBI - Part 3
This comic describes recovery and healing over time and provides some strategies for managing TBI. Spanish version (en español)

Emotional Changes After TBI
This comic includes information about emotional changes after TBI and how to find support. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Sleep
This comic includes information about sleep problems after TBI and how to improve your sleep. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Headaches
This comic helps explain the types of headaches that occur after a TBI and it provides a way you can keep track of your headaches. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 1
Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild to severe. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 2
After TBI, it is common to have a variety of different emotional and cognitive issues. Pain can make these problems worse, and these problems can make pain feel worse. This comic helps to explain the common effects of pain and what you can do about them. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 3
A TBI can cause damage in the brain or to the nerves that makes muscles not respond as they should. This is called spasticity. This comic explains spasticity and what can be done to improve symptoms of it. Spanish version (en español)

TBI and Chronic Pain: Part 4
After a TBI, it is common to experience anxiety. Anxiety is closely related to pain, and each can make the other worse. This comic explains the relationship between pain and anxiety and demonstrates strategies to help. Spanish version (en español)

MEDLINEplus: Head and Brain Injuries This easy to use website of the National Library of Medicine provides links to articles, research reports, and organizations covering various aspects of head and brain injuries. Some information is available in Spanish.

Traumatismo cerebral: Esperanza en la investigación del Instituto Nacional de Trastornos Neurológicos y Accidentes Cerebrovasculares de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope for Research from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health)
                   
Atención: Conmoción Cerebral en el Deporte Juvenil de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) y la Asociación Americana de Trauma Cerebral (Heads Up to Youth Sports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Brain Injury Association of America)

Entender Lesión Cerebral: Guía para los Empleadores De la Clínica Mayo ha preparado un folleto de 28 páginas para los empleadores para ayudar a un empleado con una discapacidad a lograr el éxito profesional. (Understanding Brain Injury: Guide for Employers (PDF) Mayo Clinic has prepared a 28-page booklet for employers to help an employee with a disability achieve vocational success.)