Tag: acquired brain injury


How Technology can Assist People with an ABI to Increase their Motivation, Function, Cognitive Abilities & Upper Limb Movement

Vicki Abraham has been in private practice for 16 years and Abraham OT Services P/L (AOTS) has 5 OT’s providing OT services to people with varying conditions. Vicki’s clinic focuses on the use of robotic /computer based therapy devices and CI Therapy due to the need for Neurological Upper Limb Rehab within the community setting…

1 Nov 2016, by Test1 Test1


Providing the right support for individuals with an ABI

PROVIDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AN ABI Samantha Grant is a registered Clinical psychologist based in Sydney with over 17 years’ experience in Clinical Psychology services to adults (16 – 65) following complex and catastrophic injuries, particularly acquired brain injury. In the lead up to the 4th National Acquired Brain Injury Conference taking…

27 Oct 2016, by Test1 Test1


Commercial Mind, Social Heart: icare’s philosophy for improving quality of life outcomes

Improving choice, quality and service delivery for the changing needs of people living with an ABI is the central theme for this year's National Acquired Brain Injury Conference which is taking place on the 8 - 9 November 2016  at the Royal Rehab, Ryde, Sydney. In the lead up to this event, we were delighted…

25 Oct 2016, by Test1 Test1


The Importance of Increasing the Community Awareness of Aphasia

According to The Australian Aphasia Rehabilitation Pathway (AARP), 15 million strokes occur each year worldwide, and up to 38% of stroke survivors have aphasia. The effects of aphasia create significant implications for the quality of life and functioning of an individual. The AARP’s set of care standards for aphasia management, allows speech pathologists to create…

29 Aug 2016, by Test1 Test1


Brain injury: Sharing the benefits of consumer representation

Don't tell this to the 700,000 Australians living with brain injury, but brain injury is sometimes referred to as an invisible injury.  Although it's needs are not as obvious as a broken arm or cut, Brain Injury Australia's Nick Rushworth joins us to discuss the "overwhelming need for accurate and user-friendly information" about the services…

28 Jul 2015, by Test1 Test1


Reviewing the mainstream myths of ABI

Aquired brain injury (ABI) has always been a popular plot motif in mainstream films. Many of us watch the journey of these interesting characters without giving much thought to the accuracy of experiences or even how the film's portrayal may impact those living with ABI and their families and carers. It's time to challenge or…

8 Jul 2015, by Test1 Test1


Raising awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

FASD is a brain injury too. Our 2nd Annual National Acquired Brain Injury conference in Sydney featured on interactive panel discussion on the developments and implications for Australia of FASD. The discussion featured Vicki Russell, CEO, National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Prof Heather Douglas from TC Beirne School of Law at the University…

17 Dec 2014, by Test1 Test1


Setting the scene for Acquired Brain Injury in Australia

We'd like to thank all the speakers, industry advocates and participants who supported our 2nd Annual National Acquired Brain Injury conference in Sydney this week.  Your commitment, experience and enthusiasm greatly contributed to the honest and energetic discussions that took place over the two days. We'd particularly like to thank Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain…

13 Nov 2014, by Test1 Test1


Sidetember – Feel the burns…

1 in 12 Australians is currently living with a Brain Injury. From one too many concussions on the sports field, to falls on the half pipe, surf stacks and cycling collisions, brain injuries halt the lives of those in their prime. Sidetember wants to get them moving again – back on the board, the bike and…

8 Sep 2014, by Test1 Test1


Caring for the carers

A common saying is that when a person acquires a brain injury (ABI) they are not the only victims. The whole family suffers from an ABI. When working with people with ABI more often than not you will also be working with their families, and other support people, both formal and informal. It is important…

5 Sep 2014, by Test1 Test1


Addressing the needs to better support and care for Australia’s younger people with very high and complex care needs

Ensuring that younger people with very high and complex care needs have greater choice and control in terms of their support and accommodation options is an ongoing commitment for government, disability and health providers, care and accommodation providers, key national bodies, families and carers. Gaining funding and being able to implement the most appropriate care…

5 May 2014, by Test1 Test1


Understanding the disparate and diverse needs for people living with ABI

According to estimates by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1 in 45 Australian have an acquired brain injury (ABI).  We had the chance to speak to Nick Rushworth, Brain Injury Australia’s Executive Officer about the biggest challenges for patients, family and carers, some common misconceptions about people with ABI, the current support framework…

11 Sep 2013, by Test1 Test1