Understanding childhood acquired brain injury - The Child Brain Injury Trust
July 2, 2019 –
How up to date is your knowledge of childhood acquired brain injury?
Many professionals will say that they’ve worked with a young person with learning or behavioural difficulties, but they just couldn’t put their finger on why they are having difficulties. The answer may be in the table below:
Brain injury is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders in the UK, yet few professionals know or understand about this under acknowledged disability.
Manifestations of childhood acquired brain injury include:
- Difficulties with social skills
- Perceptual difficulties
- Attention and concentration problems
- Difficulty communicating
- Problems planning and organising
- Memory difficulties; and often include
- Behavioural issues
Because the brain develops over a period of time, problems may start to occur weeks, months, even years after what may have been diagnosed at the time as a ‘minor head injury’ or an incident disregarded by parents as ‘a bump on the head’.
There is however, much that can be done to help these young people. The Child Brain Injury Trust are a charitable organisation set up to provide support, information and training to affected families and professionals.
The Child Brain Injury Trust offers training on this under acknowledged disability.
Our next Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury
CPD accredited Workshop is in
Exeter on the 2nd July 2019
£50 per place for Youth Justice practitioners
£99 per place for private organisations
To learn more about how you can identify and support children, young people and their families, we have a collection of resources to help you, many available without charge:
- Live E-Learning Online 45 minute E-learning Sessions looking at a range of topics from Basic Brain Functions to Support Strategies in School, Link between ABI and Youth Offending, and many more…Click here to view our live sessions
- E-Learning Library: Previously recorded live sessions now sit in a library ready for you to view at your leisure. Click here to view our online library
- Factsheets: Covering a whole range of areas and issues ensuring you have all the information that you need.Click here to view
- Regional Child and Family Support Officers: Available to provide support and information directly to families and professionals.
Or to learn more download the free white paper Injury Time, by Louise Wilkinson CLICK HERE