"A brain injury doesn't just change the life of the individual, it changes the lives of everyone around them."
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With the addition of our latest "section" into the forum, we eagerly look forward to exploring and better understanding more about;
• Life After; The Injury
• Parenting Challenges & Tips
• Brain Injury and Schools
• Learning About Various Transitions with Time
• The Invisibility of an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
• Other Concerns, Experiences and Topics
It is obvious that life will change for anyone after a head injury but especially so and challenging for child survivor. It is not often not realized how so until we begin to see various cognitive, behavioural and/or physical deficits left behind as a result of a child’s brain injury.
Most parents, families and siblings struggle to cope with and support their loved one in various ways. There usually are numerous challenges to understand and hurdles to overcome. Parents do their best to provide what works but often lack the proper knowledge and tools to adequately support and care for a child through the various stages and transitions with time, adolescences and schooling.
There may also be on-going health concerns and the need for educating others around your child about their specific injury deficits as each brain injury is unique. Going forward will require various levels of patience and perseverance as this is often a continued learning process as parents address sudden circumstances and/or unforeseen changes.
Insight and understanding is often exclusive to the rehabilitation community and partially to those who have come before us. Various stops along the road of recovery may require additional insight and understanding to successfully navigate specific hurdles in the most productive as well as positive manner.
Consequently, most parents are often not equipped and feel isolated trying to support and manage their child’s care and transitions with time. Schools are a learning centre, but often find themselves in the middle and perplexed by the invisibility of a head injury and struggle with how best to work with each individual and the deficits left behind in a child.
We look forward to hearing from you and the support of various rehabilitation professionals who work with children and acquired brain injury.
It has been a long road to recovery and I can't remember how many times we had to meet ad work with the school to help educate the teachers or the school system. It is such an invisible and challenging injury and teachers have a number of students before them. They need more knowledge and perhaps formal training and tools to assist them with recognizing and working with families to see that each child is understood and gets a fare shake before they are labelled lazy or stupid or as one teacher said, developmentally challenged..is that a word Enough ranting, great topics and articles...
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