Traumatic Brain Injury

At Child First Paediatric Therapy we work to a Family Centred Model of treatment

Children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may experience difficulties in the following areas:

• Physical – e.g. paralysis, sensory loss, balance problems and fatigue
• Cognitive– e.g. executive impairments, memory impairments, slow processing speed, attentional deficits and language difficulties
• Emotional and behavioural difficulties – lowered frustration tolerance, rapid mood swings, disinhibition and reduced motivation

At Child First Paediatric Therapy we work to a Family Centred Model of treatment so parents feel like a vital part of the team in the assessment and treatment process. Discussions with you are essential to develop priorities for treatment. Your child’s therapist will provide and support you to implement therapy strategies into the home and school environment.

Therapy programs are goal orientated and will be directed towards your child’s specific needs and work on developing many areas of development, including but not limited to:
• Learning compensatory coping strategies
• Acquiring insight and awareness
• Emotional adjustment
• Strengthening of their fine and gross motor skills
• Language and development
• Visual perceptual skills
• Social skills
• Sensory processing

We work in partnership with the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme to meet your child’s therapy goals.