MATRIX Neurological founder, Jan Rock, featured this morning on Zetland FM helping to increase the awareness around brain injury as part of the Action for Brain Injury week which started today (8th May 2017)
During the interview Jan discusses the support and services offered by MATRIX Neurological and the charities drive and commitment to bringing support and hope to children and their families after an ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
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"Rehabilitation interventions can lead to positive outcomes for children and their families if delivered in the familiar home environment and applied to everyday situations"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"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"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Parent-supported interventions after paediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"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"
"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."