Educational & Vocational Services

Support to return to work or study

Returning to work or study after a brain injury can sometimes be challenging.  You may be concerned that you will be too tired to work or too forgetful to study. We can help you successfully return to work or study by providing you will strategies to manage ongoing changes in your thinking skills and by supporting your employer and learning institution.

Help to find a new career

A brain injury can alter your life path. The job or career you had prior to your injury may not be right for you now. At Memory Matters we can help determine your strengths and weaknesses and provide you with information and support to find the right career path for you.

Managing at work

Are you having difficulty performing your duties at work? Has your boss commented that you are making more mistakes than usual? We can perform an analysis of your workplace and establish what the issues are. We can then provide you and your employer with strategies to fix or minimize the problems and improve your productivity and overall work satisfaction.

I have memory and organizational problems. Will I cope doing a course?

Memory and organizational problems will not prevent you from doing a course. Many people with memory and cognitive deficits have successfully obtained university degrees. However, knowing how to manage your memory and thinking problems will be the key to your success.

What are memory and thinking strategies?

There are many strategies you can use to facilitate your memory and deficits in other thinking skills. Some are called mnemonics which refers to internal strategieswhere you try to remember information by connect new learning with prior knowledge. Some people don’t find these strategies helpful and prefer to use external strategies such as notebooks, diaries, and technology such as smart phones.