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Acquired Brain Injury Training at CLCA Company
Published 30th June 2016
Speech Advance had the pleasure of delivering training to a lovely group of nurses at CLCA Company, about the role of speech and language therapy for people with Aquired Brain Injury (ABI). These wonderful nurses provide excellent daily care to people with various conditions in their own homes and wanted to learn how best to communicate with each person. And as they see some of the same clients as Speech Advance it was a great opportunity to train the nurses in how to deliver specific Speech and Language Therapy care packages.
The term 'acquired brain injury ' (ABI) includes traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as open or closed head injuries or non-traumatic brain injuries' RCSLT (2006). Traumatic brain injury (TBI) (head injury) can be described as 'an insult to the brain, not of degenerative or congenital nature, but caused by an external force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness.
The training provided nurses at CLCA Company, with information about the roles and responsibilities of the speech and language therapist (SLT) with those with acquired brain injury (ABI). It covered SLT diagnosis, forms of assessment and types of therapy and management.
Speech Advance and the nurses had fun during the session. Lots learnt but with smiles all the way.... which is how we like it!!
If you are interested in Speech Advance providing training to your team about communication and/or swallowing difficulties please don't hesitate to contact.