The Brain Basics Training Program is designed to provide frontline Health Care Workers, Caregivers and others with an opportunity to learn an understandable introduction to the world of Brain Injury.
If Acquired Brain Injury was a simple injury, it might be possible to present a list of do’s and don’ts that would suffice.
Since Acquired Brain Injury is anything but a simple injury, in order to understand the importance of the strategies that might work with someone with an ABI, one must first understand the nature and complexity of Acquired Brain Injury; and to understand the nature and complexity of Acquired Brain Injury one must first have some understanding of the structure and function of the Brain.
So that is where we start.
The goals of the Brain Basics Course are to help participants to:
- Understand the structure and function of the brain.
- Appreciate the consequences of a Acquired Brain Injury.
- Acquire practical strategies to work effectively with people living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury.
- Understand the roles of the various people who form the team responsible for the recovery and well-being of the person with the Acquired Brain Injury.
To date more than 2400 people have taken the program. Those who successfully complete the examination are awarded a certificate from OBIA.
The course modules include:
Module 1 – Parts and Functions of the Brain
Module 2 – ABI Types and Causes
Module 3 – ABI General Strategies
Module 4 – ABI Consequences and Strategies: Physical
Module 5 – ABI Consequences and Strategies: Cognitive
Module 6 – ABI Consequences and Strategies: Behavioural
Module 7 – Support Roles: Team and Family
COST: $250, includes lunch and refreshments at break
Please Note: Registrations must be received by OBIA no later than April 19, 2017
Payment in full must be received in advance of the program, no later than April 26, 2017.
(A cancellation fee of $50 will be applied if written notice is not received by 9:00 A.M. April 26, 2017)
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