Strategic Reading Group

Strategic Reading Group

Project Summary

BEST is offering an online Strategic Reading Group (BEST-SRG) via Zoom. It is designed to help individuals living with brain injury learn to read & explore books from a cognitive perspective. Our purpose is to model the types of habits and cognitive skills addressed in Coastline College’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program.

Project Details

“See Change Clearly”
Spring 2022 book selection

NOTE: Our 2022 Strategic Reading Group is currently full.
We hope you’ll check back later this year for our 2023 schedule.

See Change Clearly Book Cover

We will start the BEST Strategic Reading Group with an amazing book called See Change Clearly written by Jacob Green, a graduate of Coastline’s ABI Program. Jacob shares lessons learned from his brain injury and his time in the ABI Program and how he generalizes those lessons to help others in life and business.

Coastline’s Acquired Brain Injury Program propelled my rehabilitation journey by restoring hope and purpose in my life.  Their team of experts helped me achieve daily successes, build confidence and redefine my future.  Over twenty years later, I can still point to Coastline’s ABI Program as the single most transformative experience of my life.  ~ Jacob

So, what is a strategic reading group?

The BEST-SRG helps brain injury survivors struggling with reading comprehension, initiation, goal setting, insight, and other challenges learn a new approach to reading. You’ll learn and apply cognitive skills as we explore the selected book. Cognitive activities include:

  • Pre-reading the book
  • Pre-reading each chapter
  • Taking notes
  • Managing & pacing time
  • and more

We’ll also explore and integrate self-regulation skills via the BEST Suite app and its executive function tools. We’ll provide goal and task templates, reading and notetaking strategies, and a way to pace your reading so you don’t overdo it.

ABI students comment on the ABI Program and their participation in a class-based cognitive book club.

BEST-Strategic Reading Group participation

The BEST 8-week strategic reading group will be offered Fridays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT (April 8-May 27)

Your next steps:

  1. Complete registration form.
  2. Purchase See Change Clearly (paperback $16.99, Kindle $6.99).
  3. Purchase BEST Suite app (iPhone/iPad only – $9.99).
  4. Join us on April 8 @ 1:00 PM PST.

*Jacob will join us at least once during the book club to share his thoughts and answer questions from book club participants.