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One-day Workshop: Brain Injury - Causes, Effects, and Behaviour Change

Monday, October 30, 2017

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
9am-4.30pm
122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

Hobart - Tuesday 31st October
9am-4.30pm
83 Melville Street, Hobart

Cost: $150 (+GST)

For more information contact BIAT:
enquiries@biat.org.au
(03) 6230 9800

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Morning Session: 
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.

Afternoon Session: 
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.

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