Brain injury

An introduction to working with cognitive difficulties

This practical training day begins with a brief recap of the anatomy and physiology of the brain and then links to components of cognition that are affected by brain injury. The course gives an overview of attention, memory, information processing and executive functioning. It explores key principles and strategies for helping someone who has cognitive difficulties.

How long is the training

1 day

Who is the training for?

Individuals who already have a basic understanding of brain injury

An introduction to working with emotional and behavioural difficulties

What is behind the behaviours we see? This interactive training day explores that very question in relation to brain injury and the impact having a brain injury has on a person’s emotions and behaviour. The training starts with a brief recap of the anatomy and physiology of the brain and then relates this to some of the emotional and behavioural changes that can occur after brain injury, including adjustment and acceptance, anxiety and depression, insight and awareness and behaviour which is complex or challenging. It explores key principles and strategies for helping someone who has emotional and behavioural difficulties.

How long is the training

1 day

Who is the training for?

Individuals who already have a basic understanding of brain injury

An introduction to working with behaviour that challenges in the community

Behaviour changes post brain injury can be challenging for the client and those around them. This interactive training day considers the cause of behaviour changes after brain injury and explores a variety of approaches for assessing and working with behaviour within the community. There is opportunity to discuss what makes those behaviours challenging for others and considers some positive approaches and strategies to assist with behaviour change. 

How long is the training

1 day

Who is the training for?

Individuals should have a basic understanding of cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes after brain injury prior to attending this training

An introduction to self awareness after brain injury

Changes in self awareness and subsequently self identify are a unique consequence to sustaining a brain injury. This interactive training day looks at some of the neurological and psychological factors involved in awareness deficits after brain injury and explores how to recognise and address them. It also considers the impact of awareness deficits on the client, family and support team and aims to raise understanding in order to facilitate improved relationships and success in working together.

How long is the training

1 day

Who is the training for?

Individuals should have a basic understanding of cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes after brain injury prior to attending this training

An introduction to executive functions

Changes to executive functions is a very misunderstood consequence of brain injury and frequently leads to clients being labelled as lazy, difficult or manipulative. It is important that all professionals working with clients with a brain injury have a thorough understanding of executive functions, how an injury can impair them and how this presents in real life. This practical training day considers the executive disorders which can occur after a brain injury and issues surrounding assessment of executive function. The session allows participants to apply an understanding of executive function difficulties to real life issues for clients and how they can best support the individual. 

How long is the training

1 day

Who is the training for?

Individuals who already have a basic understanding of brain injury

Adolescence and the effect of childhood brain injury in adulthood

This training explores issues relating to adolescence in general and the developmental stages of the brain during this period of growth and change. It then provides an opportunity to understand the impact of injury on adolescence and the subsequent impaired development of life skills. It considers important issues such as age at time of injury and the effects of adolescent brain injury on individuals in later life.

How long is the training

Half day

Who is the training for?

Individuals working with adolescents, as well as those working with adults who sustained their injuries during the critical life stage of adolescence