We’re presenting at the first International Conference on Paediatric ABI!

The first International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury is taking place in Liverpool in September.

We are delighted to have been chosen to give an oral presentation on our research project looking at the needs of children and young people after brain injury. 

The conference- being held by the International Paediatric Brain Injury Society (IPBIS) and the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) -  is going to be focusing on ‘supporting young people and their families to maximise good outcomes and quality of life’ and looking at what information they would like to have available to them is an important part of this. The key findings of our research project are that children and young people:
  • want information on brain injury in general and specific to their own injury, along with strategies for overcoming problems
  • want different amounts of information at different times.  This relates both to their age and where they are on their own journey
  • want friends and teachers to have more information
  • want to hear others’ experiences of brain injury and how they coped with everyday challenges in the form of videos
  • expressed their views about their information needs and were engaged in the process
  • want information delivered in a range of ways including books, apps and board games
  • need brain injury services to work together to meet their information needs
Research poster
 
This research project was also presented in poster form at the European Academy of Childhood Disability conference in Copenhagen last week and we had some really positive feedback. 

You can find out more about the conference here.

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