Rehabilitation strategies

Our specialists undertake a range of actions, interventions and therapies designed around each individual child. These include:
  • Symptom management e.g. pain control, chest management, reflux management, sleep hygiene, maintaining skin integrity, nutritional review
  • Postural management finding the best position for everyday activities and minimising contractures and deformities using equipment if needed e.g. wheelchairs, standing frames, seats, sleep systems, splints, orthotics
  • Communication e.g. socialising with family and peers, expressing and understanding messages, speaking, understanding and using language, cognition, using strategies, alternative communication devices
  • Mobility e.g. being able to change positions, wheelchair mobility, transfers, standing, walking
  • Promoting participation in self-care activities of daily living e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, eating, drinking, making breakfast or snacks
  • Cognition and consciousness (mental functions) e.g. attention, memory, planning, sequencing, organising, following routines
  • Education (learning and applying knowledge) - meeting the educational needs of the children through effective teaching and learning delivered in partnership with the inter-disciplinary team
  • Promoting participation in play and leisure activities of daily living e.g. playing games, making things, sports, hobbies, social play and accessing and participating in leisure opportunities available in the local   community
  • Fatigue management helping the child manage physical and cognitive fatigue associated with brain injuries.
  • Sensory functions e.g. pain, vision, hearing, touch, body awareness
  • Social skills (interpersonal interactions and relationships) e.g. interacting with family, peers, professionals; developing relationships,
  • General tasks and demands: undertaking tasks, carrying out daily routine, handling stress and psychological demands, managing one’s own behaviour
  • Behaviour management: Helping to develop strategies and helping others understand the child’s behaviour
  • Equipment (products & technology) assessing and identifying products or technology to enable daily living, mobility, communication, education, recreation and sport
  • Environment e.g. adapting physical environment, choosing equipment, establishing routines
  • Brain injury education (attitudes) e.g. helping the child or young person and their family understand how the brain works and what their injury means
  • Supporting the family (support and relationships) e.g. by providing on site family accommodation, systemic family therapy, helping families access benefits and services, organising fun events for all the family to share in together
  • Psychological adjustment supporting recovery in self-esteem and confidence; enabling and empowering the young person and their family to be able to plan for the future
Planning for the future by engaging with local services to ensure that a thorough, needs-led assessment is undertaken of home and school environments. Identifying support needed at home and school in order to allow the child and their family to function as effectively as possible following discharge.

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