Thousands of school children who experience a brain injury return to school each year, with those schools playing a vital role in supporting their ongoing rehabilitation. Yet research suggests teachers rarely receive training about brain injury, which can cause diverse and hidden needs which change over time.
The National ABI Education and Learning Syndicate (N-ABLES) has published 'Acquired Brain Injury: A Guide For Schools' on the SEND Gateway. It explores how brain injuries affect education, the knowledge gap teachers and educational support staff report, and where staff can find out more about brain injury and how to support children in their schools.
The blog includes links to helpful and informative online resources, including our website, the Brain Injury Hub (BIH).
For information specifically for schools our Acquired Brain Injury In Children: A Guide For Teachers And School Staff is free to order.
This booklet and accompanying pocket card includes information about acquired brain injury and its common effects including fatigue, memory, movement difficulties and behavioural issues. It also explores how a child can be supported when they return to school, with practical strategies to use, while an accompanying pocket card provides facts, symptoms and advice.
Find out more and order this book, and other books about brain injury, here.