If you are working with children and young people therapeutically the chances are you have, or will, worked with a brain injury. Thankfully, paediatric neurorehabilitation is a burgeoning field filled with innovative practice. Incorporating neuropsychology and family work can challenge the boundaries of individual traditional professional fields. This book is designed to showcase some of this innovation and provide a springboard for other clinicians who may find themselves faced with the question of how best to dovetail their own knowledge and skills with that of the family and the systems around them.
The reader will find chapters dedicated to brain development, prevalence and aetiology; comprehensive assessment, biopsychosocial formulation; adapted narrative approaches; individual and group work; and family and multi-systems/multi-agency work. The book addresses a breadth of presentation from disorders of consciousness to those with communication challenges and behaviour that challenges others. It also takes in perspectives from inpatient rehabilitation, community work and long-term needs for those in contact with the criminal justice system, as well as the transition between services and educational settings. Lastly, it gives some space for reflection around outcomes measurement and looking towards the future for a vision of better services for our children and young people with acquired brain injury.