The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

A Unique and Individualized Approach By Mary-Ellen Kendall, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist / School Liaison, Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program The Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP) is an outreach program for children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI) serving the Ontario counties of...

Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head

Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head

St. Catharines, ON January 5, 2016 – MEDIA RELEASE “I got my bell rung, I saw stars or I simply got a bump on the head” is what athletes would say after taking a hard hit or sustaining a blow to the head. More times than not the athlete returned to play without a second thought, without knowing that there could be serious life-long debilitating effects....

Support

Support

Support Line 1-800-263-5404 ABI can be devastating. Beyond the individuals’ impairments there can be confusion, misunderstandings and doubts. For those who deal first-hand with ABI it can become a lifetime of frustration, hardship and isolation. OBIA is committed to providing on-going support to those persons whose lives have been affected. We Can Help!...

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

By: Janet M. Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, CCFE There is one description families affected by brain injury often use to summarize their experience — “Life changed in an instant.” No matter the cause or type of injury, life changes and we change with it. Brain injury usually occurs suddenly and we are not given an illustrated owner’s manual for life...

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

By Deanna Pellino, nutritionist and brain injury survivor Kylie James, B.Sc. (OT), OT Reg (Ont), Director at Koru Nutrition Inc. On the road to recovery following a brain injury, there are a number of health professionals that come into your life, various medical and therapy assessments that you have to participate in; along with trying to get back to doing...