Students with ABI

Brain injuries do not only affect the individual, they also affect family, friends, and community.  The majority of students with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) will return to school, but their ability to meet their educational goals may be challenged because of their injuries.  Many are misclassified as learning disabled, developmentally delayed, orbehaviourally and/or emotionally impaired.  Regardless of the injury, students want to carry on with their lives, and reconnect with friends and peers in an academic environment, whether it is grade school, high school, vocational school, or a post-secondary institution.

Brain Power’s unique program is structured to reduce the frustration experienced by students with ABI by providing:

  • One-to-One instruction
  • Fully customized programs to meet educational/physical/cognitive/emotional needs, for example: headaches, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.
  • Educational assessment and navigation through areas that need instruction
  • Clearly defined goals, with expectations and timelines
  • Preparation for re-integration to school; graduated, part-time, or full time
  • Introduction and evaluation for compensatory assistive classroom technology

Program History

In 2003, Brain Power designed its first program for a young man requiring accommodated educational services due to an ABI.  Over a 2 year period, the student was able to meet his goals to obtain a high school diploma and earn a GED certificate.  This program was designed by the Brain Power team, which includes renown Occupational Therapist and consultant Janet Fisher, J. Fisher & Associates, and leaders in the field of education.

Since then, our program has aided a number of students with varying educational needs find success in meeting their educational goals and move towards earning their GED or OSSD, with some enrolling in college and university programs upon completion.

Only Brain Power….

  1. Saves and reduces the amount of time required to accommodate and teach students with ABI.
  2. Provides a single point of contact for the student’s health care and educational needs, including: grade school achievement, granting high school credits and teaching towards GED/OSSD, while coaching organization and time management skills.
  3. Provides and submits cost-effective and comprehensive treatment plans (OCT-18).
  4. Focuses only on “reasonable and necessary” plans.
  5. Includes clear, periodic, and final reports that satisfy Case Managers’/Insurers’ reporting needs.
  6. Offers trusted and experienced professionals who are flexible and highly caring.
  7. Customized learning plans with either one-to-one assistance, or within a group setting.

Testimonials

Case Managers:

My client did well – made real progress.

[My client] is doing relatively well at college.  We did an outcome measurement and his math marks increased by 5%.

Parents:

[My child] was able to achieve his GED.  He had to get 4 or 5 credits.

[Our son] has significant learning issues.  He took Brain Power for 3 to 4 months.  He really enjoyed it.  It wasn’t difficult to get him to go to the one hour a week it took.

Brain Power helped with coordination and thinking ahead.  [My Child] is doing better this year.  He’s doing his homework and bringing his work home.

Insurance Companies

We got a progress report and closing report on [our client].

I looked at our treatment goals and they matched.

I’m very pleased.  The outcome was good.