On 25th February 2014 Portland College is hosting an event about supporting young people with an Acquired Brain Injury in partnership with the Child Brain Injury Trust. This full day event will bring together families and professionals working with and supporting young people who have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). The aim is to share information and look at options for supporting young people with an ABI for families, education providers and other agencies.

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The event will have speakers who work within this field and you will hear from people living with the disability. Workshops will cover key issues around support needed for people with an ABI and there will be a number of exhibitors on hand to offer information on their specialist services and support available. Attendance is FREE but booking is essential.

The event is being held at Portland College, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 4TJ.

All you need to do is choose two out of the four different workshops and email marketing@portland.ac.uk or call 01623 499114 to secure your place.

  • Option 1: Technology, Learning and Support

Speakers: Matthew Harrison, Portland College eLearning Manager & Natalie Trippett, Portland College ABI Tutor

This workshop will discuss the range of assistive and discreet technology options young people have and how traditional learning styles can also be complimented in a more personalised and modern way.

  • Option 2: Strategies for Learning

Speaker: Louise Wilkinson, Information and Learning Manager from the Child Brain Injury Trust

Following on from the misconception associated with ABI in specialist and mainstream education, Louise will discuss strategies around teaching and learning for young people with an ABI and how learning can be adapted to meet an individual’s need more effectively.

  • Option 3: A Multi Disciplinary Approach to Support

Speakers: Portland College Therapy Teams – A collection of staff from Physiotherapy, the Communication Team and Occupational Therapy
How support from different therapy practitioners can support the rehabilitation, learning and development of young people.

  • Option 4: The “Differability” Approach – Rehabilitation Through Sport

Speakers: Colour Sergeant Daniel O’Sullivan

Colour Sergeant Daniel O’Sullivan has served for 16 years in the 1st Battalion Irish Guards and featured in 2 wars and 6 operational tours. He tells his story from life changing injury and rehabilitation to the start of his next challenge. Pioneering the The “Differability” Approach.

The event will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2014 starting at 9:30 until 15:00 – email marketing@portland.ac.uk to book your place, you can also complete an event booking form on their website here.

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