What are Acquired Brain Injury Services?
Learn skills to stay as independent as possible and adjust to new life circumstances.
The human brain plays a major role in processing what we see. It also determines how we understand visual information in the world around us. As a result, a brain injury or event—usually caused by something like a stroke, head injury, nerve damage, or tumour—can change a person’s vision and affect the way you move through the world.
Regardless of how a brain injury happens, readjusting to daily life with a change in vision can be a challenge.
Acquired Brain Injury Services reduce the challenges of adjusting to life by equipping you with valuable skills for day-to-day living at home and in the community. These skills ensure you can stay as independent as possible after a neurological event.
How we tailor services to you
Understanding your needs to help you achieve your goals.
Every brain injury is different. Our training is tailored to suit your personal story and support you to achieve your specific goals.
The first step toward your goals is usually an assessment. This helps us to understand your unique needs and goals in detail before training begins.
Once our team of specialists has a detailed understanding of your situation—and what you hope to achieve—we can work towards achieving your goals together.
What kinds of skills can I learn?
Learn new techniques and interact with new technologies to support your independence.
Your Acquired Brain Injury Services could include:
- Learning scanning techniques to make the most of your remaining vision
- Improving your understanding of your change in vision and how it might impact on daily tasks
- Strategies to assist you in dealing with a change in vision
- Applying your skills in different settings, from the hospital or your home to getting out into the community
- Learning different ways to cross the road safely
- Techniques to use public transport with confidence
- Planning and problem-solving skills you can use while travelling independently
- Learning to use Assistive Technology and other aids to make tasks easier.
About your support team
A wide range of experts to support your unique situation.
The Acquired Brain Injury Services team is made up of different specialists to ensure we understand every aspect of the challenges and goals that are specific to you.
Your team can include Orientation and Mobility specialists, Occupational Therapists, and access to Physiotherapists and Counsellors. We can also connect you with other specialists in the community, like Optometrists, Neuropsychologists, and Audiologists.
Regardless of who’s involved in your team or the goals you’ll work towards, training will take place in the environment that best suits you. It could be in a hospital, your home, face-to-face, online (via telehealth), or out in the community, depending on your requirements.