Strategic Reading Group

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So, what is a strategic reading group?

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BEST offers 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.

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.

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Why a strategic reading group?

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The purpose of the BEST-SRG is to help brain injury survivors struggling with reading comprehension, initiation, goal setting, insight, and other challenges learn a new approach to reading.

ABI students comment on the ABI Program and their participation in a class-based cognitive book club.  Coastline College’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program started in 1978 and is the first educationally-based cognitive retraining program in the U.S.

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“See Change Clearly”

Please check back later this year for our 2023 schedule.

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We started 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

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