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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"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"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"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"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"
"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"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"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"