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"
"Taking brain injured children home causes high stress for families. Disjointed services exacerbate family stress levels."
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"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"
"Restoration of anatomical functions and relationships must be done within 2 months of brain injury"
"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"
"NHS clinicians struggle with what intervention to priorities in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation due to limited clinical time and the complexity of needs. Children, clinicians, parents and schools all have different neuro-rehabilitation priorities"
"Our 10 year study proves that family-led home-based neuro-rehab interventions deliver the best outcomes for children and young people"
"Families and professionals spend time focusing on the negative aspects of ABI. Families need to be properly supported as 'resilience' is key to delivering successful outcomes for children and young people."
"Parent-supported interventions following pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"