Brain injury information

We have organised our information as a series of steps.

If you're new to acquired brain injury, the best place to start is the 'about acquired brain injury' section. It includes the basics about what a child and their family might be experiencing. If you'd like information specific to a child's circumstances, you can click on the stage below that best describes their place in the journey. Don't worry about missing out on the more general information when you click on an individual stage - you will be able to access it all as you go along.
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About acquired brain injury

We bring you the basics about acquired brain injury, and cut through the jargon in our glossary.
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Effects of ABI

Read about how brain injury can affect a child and a family in more detail.
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1

Hospital stage

Here, we talk about the tests a child might experience, and some tips for making this difficult time a little easier.
A little boy in a hydrotherapy pool.
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Rehabilitation

We look at what rehabilitation is and the kinds of therapy you might come across.
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Back at home

Returning home is a huge milestone for a family. This section offers some practical advice on the move back home.
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4

Returning to education

Read about the decisions children and families face on the return to school, advice on how to deal with them.
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Moving on: adulthood

Few of us have an easy time of it in our teenage years. Here, we look at driving, employment and education for young people.
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Real stories

Parents and families share their own experiences of acquired brain injury in this section.
NHS Choices

Practical help for carers

Information from the NHS about caring, financial support, home adaptations and employment.
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