Acquired Brain Injuries

Course Information

Acquired Brain Injuries challenge an individual’s quality of life, dignity and independence.

People who have a brain injury have to learn to live life as fully as possible, often needing to relearn previously acquired skills. The Acquired Brain Injury course will provide delegates with a broad understanding of brain injuries in individuals with a brain injury through this process.

Brain injuries can be very diverse with regards to how they affect an individual. This course looks at some of the common problems this client group experience, including cognitive, physical and emotional effects. The delegates are given “good practice” tips; practical strategies and advice on how to work with a person who is affected by a brain injury, including helping a person adjust to living with a brain injury.

Who Should Attend

All persons dealing with people that have acquired brain injuries

What They Will Learn

Understanding of the importance of the brain and the effects of ABI

Provide practical strategies to help individuals with a different range of ABI's overcome problems they may experience

Gain a detailed understanding of how to effectively support and rehabilitate individual with ABI

Course Content

The Brain and the Central Nervous System (CNS)

What is ABI and what causes it?

Treating ABI

Rehabilitation

Effects of ABI

Practical strategies to overcome the effects of ABI

Adjusting to life after a brain injury

Legislation

Course Duration

1 day

Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the day