Here at MATRIX Neurological we have been planning for the current ‘Covid 19 shut down’ situation for some weeks. Our key staff are now set up to work from home and are continuing to support our families via telephone, email, Skype, Facetime and Whatsapp. You can contact us via the usual channels.
"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."
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"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"
"We need to harness the power of brain plasticity for treating children and young people with brain injury, especially at the key ages of 0-3 and at ages 10-16"
"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"
"With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Intensive and individualized approaches work. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn't. You have to make it relevant to the child."