Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is referred to any damage that happens to the brain after birth. Causes of ABI can include Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries due to physical impacts to the head, disease, alcohol and drugs, stroke or lack of oxygen.

Many contributing factors can impact the ongoing outcomes of a person with an ABI such as the degree/severity of the neurological damage and the cause and location on the brain. Long-term effects of ABI can include memory loss, concentration difficulties, language impairments, isolation, withdrawal and even personality and behavioural disorders.

Effects of Acquired Brain Injury can include

  • Memory loss
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Language impairments
  • Isolation
  • Withdrawal
  • Personality & Behavioural Disorders

Brain injuries can affect the physical, mental and cognitive function of a person

The brain is a complex and sophisticated organ that controls, manages, interprets and expresses many functions including physical, emotional, behavioural and cognitive functions.

Whenever a head injury occurs, the effect is often not singular and cannot usually be seen.  It is the resulting functional impairment that is often the main issue.

Diagnosing a head injury itself is incomplete.

Diagnosing the functional impairment from a head injury matters more.

An acquired head injury can result in changes in behaviour, emotions, cognition and information processing.  The interventions therefore require specific and targeted approach taking into consideration the goals of the client.  It is not uncommon for patients with a head injury to require psychiatric, psychological, behavioural and other alien health interventions, depending on the effects of the head injury.

Our goal is to help clients achieve the highest possible quality of life through specific interventions.

We can help!

The Shrink Academy has specialised clinicians with a broad range of skills and experience in diagnosis, management, and treatment of both cognitive disorders and neurodevelopment disorders.  In collaboration with our partners at The Shrink Company and The Shrink Neuro, we have in-house clinicians in Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Behavioural Support domains, we are able to provide a wraparound service for clients in need.

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