Presented by Mark Lamont, Clinical Neuropsychologist - this one day workshop in both Launceston (30th Oct) and Hobart (31st Oct) offers participants the information to understand the common features of acquired brain injury (ABI), approaches to working with people impacted by ABI, as well as behaviour change following brain injury.
Where and When:
Launceston - Monday 30th October
122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
Hobart - Tuesday 31st October
83 Melville Street, Hobart
Cost: $150 (+GST)
For more information contact BIAT:
(03) 6230 9800
Participants will be given information to understand the common features of acquired brain injury (ABI); and to increase their understanding of the experience of ABI, so that they think about their approach to working with people impacted by brain injury.
At the completion of the morning session participants will be able to:
*identify key functional areas of the brain associated with thinking, memory, and behaviour;
*describe the common causes and effects of brain injury;
*describe the differences between ABI, mental illness and intellectual disability; and
*describe the impact of ABI on the individual and the family and identify factors that contribute to this.
Behaviour change following ABI can be challenging to people working closely with individuals. An understanding of the contribution of ABI along with other factors is essential if intervention is to be successful.
At completion of the session participants will be able to:
*describe models of behaviour change;
*identify relationships between behaviour and communication;
*describe features of ABI that contribute to behaviour change and regulation;
*describe other key contributors to behaviour following ABI; *observe and describe behaviour accurately; and
*identify features influencing the success of different interventions addressing behaviour.
The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania was in the news again last month, with BIAT Executive Officer, Deborah Byrne, asked to comment on BIAT's unsuccessful application for funding under the National Disability Scheme’s Information, Linkages and Capacity [ILC] Building program for 2019-2022 in this Mercury Newspaper article.View Article >
People with brain injury and/or their family members are invited to attend a Rethinking Brain Injury Forum. The forums are being held in Hobart (11th Nov), Launceston (12th Nov), and Ulverstone (13th Nov).View Article >
Please be advised that the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania office will be closed on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of October.View Article >