Acquired Brain Injury
Understanding people with an acquired brain injury.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand what an acquired brain injury (ABI) is and what it entails
  • Be aware of the causes of an ABI
  • Understand the rehabilitation process for someone with an ABI
  • Recognise the support goals for a person with an ABI

An ABI is an injury to the brain causing an impairment of the individual’s abilities. With this in mind, a person with an ABI may need extra support, especially with daily tasks. 

In this course, learners explore ABI in full detail. The course covers the anatomy of the brain and how different parts can be affected by an ABI, the causes, and the impacts of an ABI.

It also looks at rehabilitation needs, the support goals for a person with an ABI, and the role a support worker plays in achieving these goals.

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