'Understanding Childhood ABI' Workshops

We know just how important it is for a child returning to school after an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) to receive the correct care and support for their new needs: educationally, emotionally and socially.

We are therefore proud to fund an amazing workshop, run by the Child Brain Injury Trust, which provides interactive sessions exploring the issues facing children, young people, and their families following childhood ABI.

The quality of available support and knoweldge/understanding of staff within school can have a major impact on a child’s academic, social, and personal development. Yet, sadly, very few educational staff are made aware of, or taught to truly understand ABI and the issues a child may face on their return to school, as this is not covered by any basic training, even for Special Educational Needs staff.

That is why The Eden Dora Trust feels it is so important for these workshops to take place: providing an essential understanding and awareness of ABI, as well as the potential differing needs of the child(ren) in their care, for all educational professionals.

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Child Brain Injury Trust have re-modelled and re-designed the experience to be an innovative and engaging COVID-safe e-learning workshop!

It includes some brilliant interactive tasks which can be downloaded ahead of time, and remains an incredibly useful, effective, and important resource for any and all educational professionals to consider.

You can find out more about the e-learning Understanding Childhood Acquired Brain Injury Workshops below, or get started straight away and sign up now here:

What does the workshop cover?

  • What is an acquired brain injury?
    • Introduction to childhood acquired brain injury
    • What to look for, areas of difficulty
    • Debunking myths
    • Supporting a child with a brain injury
    • Mind Boggle activities (To help you understand some of the difficulties children with an ABI may experience)
    • Learning strategies in the education setting

Who should attend?

    • SENCOs/special learning needs teachers
    • Learning Support Assistants
    • Educational Psychologists
    • Inclusion Managers
    • Health Care Professionals
    • Paediatric Therapists
    • Case Managers
    • Lawyers
    • Anyone who works with children and young people