Acquired Brain Injury Community Services
The ABI Community Services Program provides practical functional skills and assistance in returning to meaningful roles within the family, community, and work setting after the effects of brain injury.
This functional approach, based on neurobehavioural model, maximizes opportunities to practice and learn in a safe and non-threatening community setting.
Care We Provide
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Neuropsychological counseling
ABI Community Service Team
Our team of rehabilitation professionals includes:
- Behavioural Therapist (BT)
- Community Intervention Coordinator (CIC)
- Rehabilitation Therapy Team – Advanced Rehabilitation Therapist (ART) and Rehabilitation
- Therapist (RT)
Our team works closely with physicians from the ABI Outpatient Clinic:
An Advanced Rehabilitation Therapist will complete an assessment to identify your goals and needs and then develop an individualized treatment program that focuses on relearning practical skills needed for daily living.
The model focuses on mentorship, data collection, developing strategies, progress reports, and collaborating with community teams to ensure continuous care.
Neuropsychological Assessments and Counselling
Neuropsychological Assessments are designed for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. The assessment will provide formal testing on cognitive abilities. The testing results will assist with determining the cause of symptoms, suitability to return to work or drive, what academic supports are required, assisting with rehabilitation planning, and more.
A neuropsychologist provides client-centered counseling with you and sometimes your family members to develop goals for emotional and psychological health.
Behaviour Educational and Training Service Assessment (BEATS)
BEATS (Behavioural Education and Training Service) is a community-based service designed to assist those with acquired brain injury who exhibit challenging behaviours. Clients may reside in a variety of settings including: long-term care, specialized group homes, lodging homes, hospitals, or their family residence.
Behavioural interventions involve:
- An analysis of an individual’s interaction with his/her environment, and
- Developing methods whereby environmental stimuli minimize difficult behaviour and evoke positive pro-social behaviour