ABI

ABI Assessment Services

Changes in memory and thinking skills are commonly associated with ABI’s. The impact of these changes can be devastating and difficult to understand. Our highly skilled neuropsychologists are able to assess the effect of your ABI on your cognition and everyday functioning and provide detailed explanations as to why you are experiencing certain everyday issues.

Rehabilitation and Support Services

Recovering from an ABI can be a long and traumatic experience. In the blink of an eye life has changed dramatically and a sense of lack of control over your situation and an uncertain future can be frightening. Our kind and compassionate staff will support you to achieve your rehabilitation goals and work alongside you to get the most out of your recovery.

Family Support

Watching a loved one go through the devastating effects of an ABI can be very difficult, but the impact on you can also be devastating. The person you once knew is no longer that person. Your relationship might be affected and your roles may have changed. Our team can support you to work through these changes and manage feelings of grief and loss.

Behaviour Management and Secondary Consultation

Our neuropsychologists provide behaviour management support and education and training to other health professionals, carers, other organisations and the general public. We have extensive experience in dealing with highly complex clients with very challenging behaviours and in developing and implementing comprehensive behaviour management programs.

What is an ABI?

ABI stands for Acquired Brain Injury. It relates to any condition of the brain that is caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder. Some of the causes of ABIs are trauma such as a fall or car accident, stroke, cerebral haemorrhages, brain tumours, Drugs and alcohol, multiple sclerosis, hypoxia and Parkinson’s disease.

I had a brain injury in a car accident. Will I fully recover?

How well you recover from a brain injury depends on several factors including how severe the injury was and your health prior to the accident. You are more likely to achieve a better outcome if you had a mild injury compared to a more severe injury. Many people experience changes in their thinking skills for many years after sustaining the injury but manage to achieve good independence by developing mechanisms for coping with their ongoing problems.