Daniel Bax is a motivational speaker and recovery coach who was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2005. Daniel has an amazing story and loves to share his experiences with others. Motivated by his own struggles and successes, Daniel now gives talks to medical professionals, rehabilitation providers, traumatic injury survivors and more.
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Unlocking the Myths: Keys to Success – Effective Behavioural Strategies for Children and Youth with Acquired Brain Injury – Presented by: Catherine Dodds and Rebecca Swift-Weir
One of the most distressing consequences of acquired brain injury is personality change and challenging behaviour. Family members of children and youth with ABI often report that they can cope with changes in their child’s physical and cognitive needs, but it is the behavioral issues, which impact on the child’s ability to learn and to complete daily routines, that they find the most difficult to understand.
Behaviours that emerge after a brain injury are unique to each child and are usually linked to cognitive issues. What is often labeled as “acting out” or “inappropriate behaviour” may actually be a result of loss of cognitive skills which have been affected by the injury, such as confusion about what is expected, difficulty understanding abstract language, lack of insight into limitations and memory impairment, to name a few. Children with ABI cannot benefit from consequence-based models of behavioral intervention when the injury impacts their ability to remember rules from day to day, nor when they are unable to anticipate the consequence of their behaviour.
This interactive workshop, designed for parents as well as professionals, will introduce participants to an approach to managing challenging behaviours in children with acquired brain injury that focuses on interventions which anticipate behaviour rather than react to behaviour.
Participants will explore their own ideas of challenging behaviours and will build a strategy keychain to effectively work with children with acquired brain injury who exhibit those behaviours.
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