Tag: 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


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


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


Be a rebel with a cause: Sidetember, feel the burns

In 2012, the friends and families of the over 700,000 Australians living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) re-named September, “Sidetember” – Re-making the month into a fun initiative to support the work of Brain Injury Australia and its State and Territory Member organisations. Men are invited to grow and shape their sideburns long and loud,…

20 Aug 2014, by Test1 Test1


Living with a brain injury can be like climbing a mountain

The Brain Injury Association of NSW is the peak advocacy organisation for people affected by brain injury in NSW – including people living with a brain injury, their family members, friends, professionals, and the broader community.  Their purpose is to see all people living with a brain injury enjoying equal rights and opportunities within their…

19 Aug 2014, by Test1 Test1


Improving the lives of young people living with complex disabilities

Sue Hodgson, President of HOPES Inc. joined us recently to discuss her future plans and aspirations for her organisation and the individuals that she and her colleagues, continue to support. Sue will be presenting at the upcoming Younger People with Very High and Complex Care Needs Conference which will take place on 19th and 20th June 2014 at…

30 May 2014, by Test1 Test1


Supporting individuals with traumatic brain injury

A severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) alters the ability to communicate decisions and choices to others clearly, affecting the wellbeing of an individual. It is important to understand the experiences of young people making decisions after injury, in order to determine the best strategies for decision-making participation. Supporting the decision-making process for young people with…

20 May 2013, by Test1 Test1