Brain Injury Training

Please note: our brain injury services and program are currently undergoing review. Please contact BIAT if you are interested in either online or in-person brain injury training.

About Our Brain Injury Training

The goal of Brain Injury Training is to inform an organisations approach to how they work with people impacted by brain injury.

Professional brain injury training will increase an organisations capacity to support and work with people with brain injury.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania (BIAT) Professional Brain Injury Training provides participants with information to understand the common features of acquired brain injury (ABI), the specific needs of people living with brain injury and their families, approaches to working with people impacted by ABI, as well as behaviour change following brain injury.

BIAT Professional Brain Injury Training programs and information sessions are designed for professionals working with people with brain injury.

Professional training programs are usually 1-2 days in length and can be held at your place of work or a venue organised by BIAT.

The training can be customised to suit the needs of your organisation.

Online Brain Injury Training

BIAT can also offer Professional Brain Injury Training online.

The training is facilitated by Sue Sloan, who is an AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) registered clinical neuropsychologist and occupational therapist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for over 40 years.

Sue's particular interest is assisting people with brain injury who display cognitive impairments and challenging behaviours, to build their independence and community participation.

Why does my organisation need to know about brain injury?

Research indicates 1 in 45 Australians have an acquired brain injury.

It is estimated that 2,500 Tasmanians sustain a brain injury every year.

Brain injury can affect a person in a number of different ways: cognitively, physically, medically, emotionally, behaviourally, psychosocially, and therefore functionally.

BIAT believes brain injury training is relevant for all organisations and service providers.

Given the prevalence of brain injury in the community, most organisations will have clients or employees with brain injury.  

Brain injury training is particularly recommended for service providers whose client base is at high risk of brain injury, this includes sectors for: mental health, disability, family violence, child safety, all stages of the criminal justice system, alcohol and other drugs, housing, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services.

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.

Topics covered in BIAT Professional Brain Injury Training can include:

  • the common causes and effects of brain injury;
  • the key functional areas of the brain associated with memory, thinking and behaviour;
  • the differences between ABI, mental illness and intellectual disability;
  • the way brain injury intersects with other areas, such as alcohol and other drugs, mental health, family violence, and the criminal justice system;
  • the impact of ABI on the individual and the family and identifying factors that contribute to this;
  • models of behaviour change;
  • relationships between behaviour and communication;
  • features of ABI that contribute to behaviour change and regulation;
  • other key contributions to behaviour following ABI;
  • the ability to observe and describe behaviour accurately; and
  • the ability to identify features influencing the success of different interventions addressing behaviour.

Interested in learning more about brain injury training?

Contact us via phone or email and we will provide you with further information:
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