Jan has personal experience of acquired brain injury in children, young people and adults. She has a degree in Public Service Management and is an experienced Prince2 Practitioner. Jan also has several CPD leadership qualifications and is a frequent speaker at professionally focused Brain Injury Conferences. She delivers acquired brain injury training to organisations and has completed a range of Continuous Professional Development courses on:
* Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury * Special Education Needs and Disability
* Paediatric neuro-rehabilitation. * Understanding children with SEBCMH issues
Nicola has an N.V.Q. Level 3 in Business Administration. She also has personal experience of both acquired brain injury and childhood disability.
Our office volunteers all live locally and provide a range of essential support functions.
Christine has personal experience of acquired brain injury in children and adults.
Anthony has personal experience of acquired brain injury in young people.
"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"
"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"
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."
"More play increases brain plasticity and makes for better recovery post brain injury"
"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"
"Case management for children and young people post acquired brain injury is 'pivotal' to successful outcomes and must be local"
"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"
"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."
"Brain development is complex and prolonged. Brain plasticity is influenced by a range of factors. Plasticity provides a base for neuro-rehab therapies and treatment"