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Brain injuries

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Acquired brain injury in children | Raising Children Network

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any damage to the brain that happens after birth. Read about ABI causes, features and support, especially in children.

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Brain Foundation | Traumatic Brain Injury

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Brain Foundation | Acquired Brain Injury

Brain injury includes a complex group of medical and surgical problems that are caused by trauma to the head.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Acquired brain injury

Trauma to the head is the most common cause of acquired brain injury in children. Trauma means that an injury to the brain has been caused by a blow to the head, such as falling, motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident or being hit on the head, or by being shaken.

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BrainLink | ABI Information Kit

The Acquired Brain Injury information kit was produced by a joint committee of brain injury organisations with the support and assistance of the Department of Human Services Victoria

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BrainLink | Programs and Events for People with ABI/ABD

The BrainLink Group is a recreational group for people impacted by acquired brain injury or disorder

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Concussion - myDr.com.au

Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that results in sudden onset of neurological symptoms that resolve spontaneously over a varying period of time.

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BrainLink | Carers Guide

For Those Who Care is a practical guide for families of people with neurological conditions or acquired brain injury

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BrainLink | BrainLink - Flexible Respite Opportunities

Eastern Region ABI Flexible Respite service is administered by BrainLink on behalf of the Department of Human Services (Eastern Metropolitan Region) and provides funding for services to enhance the quality of life of a person with an Acquired Brain Injury, and of their carers'/families'

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Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury

It takes time to find the right wheelchair to meet your needs. Prescribing a wheelchair or a scooter is a complex process. It is not just about finding the right size. Other things that matter are your day-to-day activities, where you live, where you go and your transport. Your therapist (usually an occupational therapist or physiotherapist) will help you to find the right wheelchair or scooter. The Guidelines for the prescription of a seated wheelchair or mobility scooter for people with a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury provide advice on this.

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