We have recently welcomed our first volunteer to MATRIX Neurological, Giles Hudson.
Giles himself lives with the effects of an acquired brain injury which he suffered as a 19 year old. Giles already volunteers as a trustee for another organisation and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of acquired brain injury. He has frequently spoken at conferences about what it means to live with the effects of an ABI and is keen to contribute to the work of MATRIX Neurological.
We look forward to working with Giles who has now become a valued member of our team.
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury. Stressful experiences alter brain development of a child, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"Pediatric neuro-rehabilitation cannot be delivered in isolation. The needs of the child have to be looked at both holistically and within the context of the family unit. Parents need to be empowered to be parents in post-acute pediatric neuro-rehabilitation following brain injury"
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"