The Source® for TBI Children and Adolescents

The Source® for TBI Children and Adolescents

Birth to 18 years

This authoritative text by Drs. Lebby and Asbell is informative and concise without being oversimplified.  


Lots of illustrations and real-life examples help you understand the main aspects of brain injury in addition to the more subtle features that result from brain damage.  It includes two popular evidence-based assessment tools, the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C) and the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A). 


Chapters in the book cover:

    • brain anatomy—the parts of the brain and their functions and the cranial nerves and their functions 
    • brain development and cognition—developmental milestones and an overview of how brain injury affects normal brain and cognitive development
    • traumatic brain injury—what happens to the brain after an injury based on the type of trauma, level and number of injuries, and medical complications
    • TBI-related language disorders—the primary symptoms of fourteen types of communication/language disorders
    • TBI-related frontal lobe disorders—an overview of frontal lobe functions such as executive functions, attention deficits, reasoning, lack of insight, and more
    • TBI-related motor, visual, and learning and memory disorders—the terminology of and conditions resulting from damage to the motor cortex, visual cortex, and diffuse damage to the cortex
    • general assessment issues—special considerations for testing and the interpretation of test results
    • neurocognitive assessment—screening with the:
        • Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Children (LANSE-C)
        • Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination for Adolescents (LANSE-A)

The two screening tools assess these areas: general functioning, level of consciousness, orientation, attention, langauge, reasoning, memory, object use, visual-spatial ability, visual-motor integration, and visual neglect.

Sample pages of the screening instruments may be seen by clicking on the Sample Pages tab above.

  • considerations for formal testing and assessment of general functioning
  • recovery issues—processes, predictors, and patterns of recovery; issues in resumption of activities and transitions
  • intervention—prioritizing goals, choosing therapy activities, and accommodations for specific deficits
  • family issues—helping the family adjust and dealing with attitudes and emotions  


Copy the client activity pages or print them from the FREE CD.

Copyright © 2007 

Components:224-page book plus a CD of an additional 77 printable pages in PDF format (printable LANSE-C and LANSE-A protocols and stimulus books)


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