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Our specialised training and education is unique in Australia, informed by over 35 years experience working with people imapcted by brain injury. Participants will learn about the types of brain injury and their effects, developing greater awareness of how biological and neurological damage impacts function and behaviour.

 

Introduction to Brain Injury and Neurocognitive Disability (NCD)

  • Functions of the Brain
  • Lobes of the Brain
  • Brain Injury and NCD Defined
  • Causes of Brain Injury and NCD

 

Impacts of Brain Injury

  • Cognitive
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Behavioural
  • Mental Health Conditions – related and co-occuring
  • Social Effects for People and Families
  • Responding to Changes in Behaviour

Delivery

We will work with you to understand how your organisation wants to improve and the specific challenges you face relating to brain injury. With this knowledge we can tailor our training to best suit your context and the existing skills and knowledge of those attending. Delivery of training will incoporate a suitable mix of:

  • Online webinar sessions
  • In-person sessions in the workplace
  • Supporting resources and materials
  • Practical activities and assessments to solidify learning

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Who Should Undertake Training?

Health and Support Providers

Brain Injury may share common traits with other conditions, however should not be misunderstood as inappropriate support may negatively impact the experiences of a person with brain injury. While Health and Support Providers will have a range of existing knowledge and experience in their area, there are often gaps surrounding the distinct effects of brain injury. Through our specialised training, staff will be better equipped to:

  • Recognise the signs of different brain injury effects
  • Respond appropriately to impairments and challenging behaviours caused by brain injury
  • Communicate in a clear way that helps people with a brain injury to process and understand
  • Ask the right questions about brain injury support needs to deliver improved personal outcomes
  • Plan appropriately towards realistic, achievable goals for someone with a brain injury

 

Employers and Employment Agencies

When someone with a brain injury chooses to commence or return to work, their abilities may differ from what they were previously or that of their colleagues. Employers and those working in Employment or Recruitment Agencies may require an increased understanding of how brain injury can impact an employee’s capability. Our training helps employers and employment professionals to:

  • Understand the effects of brain injury and recognise changes in employee ability
  • Navigate brain injury effects and work with changes in employee ability
  • Cater to the changed needs of employees returning to work after a brain injury
  • Set reasonable expectations and understand the tasks someone with a brain injury can be successful at
  • Demonstrate how employees with a brain injury can communicate proactively with colleagues
  • Support people with a brain injury to navigate workplace politics and systems

 

Schools and Education

Brain injury’s effects can have a significant impact on how a student learns and develops. As a results, misinformed behaviour management and learning support techniques have the potential to negatively impact a student’s experience, which can have significant long-term impacts on their opportunities throughout life. We can assist teaching staff, students and school communities to:

  • Understand brain injury’s effects, particularly in relation to behaviour, learning methods and capabilities
  • Recognise specific traits of complex and challenging behaviour and ensure teaching staff are appropriately informed
  • Understand how brain injury’s impact on concentration, memory and attention may impact learning
  • Implement suitable support plans and strategies around behaviour and learning

Know the risks associated with brain injury including violent behaviour, depression, impaired awareness and impulsivity.