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About neurobehavioural rehabilitation

Brainkind has been providing specialist neurobehavioural rehabilitation for over 28 years.

About neurobehavioural rehabilitation

Brainkind was one of the UK’s first independent providers to deliver integrated rehabilitation services to people with acquired brain injury (ABI).

Brainkind ‘s approach combines the best evidence-based, scientific methods of training and changing behaviour, understanding the exact nature of brain injury, and a philosophy of community-based rehabilitation.

What is neurobehavioural rehabilitation?

The neurobehavioural approach recognises and places centrally the neurological underpinnings of brain injury.

The entire multidisciplinary team, which typically comprises neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists, jointly focuses on behaviours or outcomes (e.g., becoming able to go out for a meal with family) rather than on improving specific areas of impairment (e.g., reducing social anxiety).

Rudi Coetzer and Sara da Silva Ramos

 

Real-life settings

At Brainkind we focus on rehabilitation in real-life settings, such as going to the shops, travelling on public transport, or going to work placements. This method has proved more successful than concentrating on doing exercises in a rehabilitation centre.

We help people to overcome their problems in a constructive and rewarding way. This means giving as much support as needed to encourage and motivate them to succeed. Support is gradually reduced, so they become increasingly independent.

Our centres are in ordinary residential areas, close to local amenities and with good links to public transport. People are taught by our staff strategies to help them compensate for their difficulties. For example, routine and appropriate use of strategies can successfully overcome memory deficits.

Specific goals are agreed upon, depending on a person’s needs. We carefully document their progress, and if their rehabilitation is not achieving the desired results, we can tailor the programme to ensure greater success.

 

 

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