Optimising Occupational Therapy for Acquired Brain Injury Recovery

As Occupational Therapists, working with people following an acquired brain injury can be extremely rewarding and complex. Every person with brain injury is unique, and require an individualised approach to rehabilitation. Occupational therapists have a unique role in supporting people to develop their functional skills and participate in meaningful activities at home and in the community.

Learning Objectives

- Define Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and understand the various types of ABI you may see within the NDIS.
- Explain the functional implications of ABI on a patient’s physical, cognitive, behavioural and communication skills.
- Understand the common comorbidities associated with ABI
- Recognise the impact on families and close others
- Appreciate the unique role of Occupational Therapists in assessment, goal setting and intervention
- Understand the important of taking a client-directed, individualised approach with interdisciplinary collaboration.


Workshop duration: 1.5 Hour Workshop

Cost: $85.00

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What's Included:

  • Certificate of completion on conclusion of the workshop for your CPD records

  • PDF handout of presentation slides for taking notes

  • Access to the workshop recording for six months

  • Inclusion of workshop to your personal learning library

About the PresenterS: 


This workshop will be delivered by Occupational Therapists Belinda Renison and Nadine Holgate who each have over twenty years of experience in supporting people with ABI and their support networks in community settings. Both Belinda and Nadine are passionate about supporting people and their support networks to understand the nature of their executive function strengths and weaknesses and to co-create innovative strategies aimed at reducing the functional impact of their executive function impairments.

Belinda’s observations of the debilitating nature of executive function impairments post-ABI lead her to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2010 investigating why formal pen-and-paper measures of executive function were often limited in their ability to predict everyday executive functions commonly experienced by people post-ABI. This research has informed Belinda’s clinical practice when assessing executive function skills.

Nadine Holgate works in regional Victoria and is passionate about building capacity for occupational therapists in both metro and rural locations to confidently work with people with brain injury in a collaborative, individualised way to achieve meaningful outcomes. Nadine has an interest in supporting families impacted by brain injury and completed her Masters of Clinical Family Therapy in 2009.


Workshop duration: 1.5 Hour

Cost: $85.00

Book Now