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Kids Korner is a website developed by the BC Brain injuy Association that is specially designed to help children, their friends and families learn more about living with a brain injury. 

Community Brain Injury Program provides funding and coordination of short-term, rehabilitation and support services. The goal is to help the child or youth as they move from hospital or rehabilitation centre to home, school, and community.  Services are provided to children and youth, aged 0-19 years, in their home community (anywhere in BC).

Teaching Students with Acquired Brain Injury is a resource guide for schools that has an overview of the brain, effects of injury, educational implications and practical strategies to use in the schoolroom.  There are also case studies and sample individual education plans.    

 

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Wipe Out (website requires Adobe Flash Plugin), a movie from the Knowledge Network, shows the personal stories of three young men with traumatic brain injuries.  They talk about the extreme sports and behaviours that led to their injuries. It shows the harsh reality of their injuries and has a strong prevention message.

Protect your head from the BrainTrust Canada Association is an interactive website. Get ready to experience what it may feel like to have a brain injury.  Note: The Protect Your Head website is meant for youth 15 and older.


 

About Brain Injury (aboutbraininjury.org.uk) is website was put together by the Brain and Spine Foundation in the UK. It has some really good information on growing up with an acquired brain injury, being a teenager with ABI, being in school, friends and family relationships, drugs and alcohol, sexuality and general ABI information for teens.

The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit offers some useful injury prevention tips and youth concussion information in a special edition newsletter found here.

 

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For Teachers

If a student sustains a concussion at home or at school, parents need to seek medical attention immediately, and inform their child's school of the outcome as soon as possible. Teachers need to be aware of the physical, cognitive, academic, emotional, and behavioural outcomes of concussion so they can accomodate students with concussion in their classrooms. Outcomes may be subtle and temporary, but may significantly impact a student's performance. (download brochure)
 
 

Guides for Youth

Brain Injury Guide for Youth  Understanding Brain Injury in Adolescence

 

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Pediatric Concussion Guidelines
 

You can access and download the complete Pediatric Concussion Guidelines distributed by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation here:

For ease of access, the guidelines have also been divided into three versions, specific to your role when interacting with children and/or adolescents who have sustained a concussion. You can access these guideline summaries and download them here:

 

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

The mission of CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications. Their team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those interested or concerned about their children can take actions to protect them. If you would like to get in touch with their team they can be reached at info@cerebralpalsysymptoms.com
 

 

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

 
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited.

Visit our website here: www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com

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The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.