Resources for Kids and Teens
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.
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.
Guides for Youth
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:
- Guideline Recommendations for Health Care Professionals
- Guideline Recommendations for Schools and Community Sports Organizations/Centres
- Guideline Recommendations for Parents or Cargivers
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
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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