Matrix is delighted to welcome Naila Arif, our new Family Support Worker. Naila joined us recently and is busy getting to know the families we are currently supporting. Her role is to help and support families and ensure that parents are aware of their rights as carers. She is also building contacts with local GP […]Read more
We now have 4 new volunteers who are part of the Matrix team. Nicola is our Admin Volunteer who has succeeded in organising our office and keeps up on our toes! She is happy to get involved in all aspects of our work and is a calming influence in the office. Sven recently joined us […]Read more
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"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"
"When different organisations assess different aspects of a child's neuro-rehabilitation needs, everyone looks at things from a different perspective and have conflicting priorities"
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"Different 'experts' involved in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"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"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"