Around 40,000 children and young people experience a brain injury every year according to the Children’s Trust. This suggests that one child in every classroom will be affected by acquired brain injury (ABI) by the end of their compulsory schooling. As children with ABI are at risk of exclusion from school and social isolation from peers, it is always a good time to consider whether illness or injury could be contributing to current needs and how best to support them.
However, those working in education frequently report that they know little about ABI and how to practically support children in their care (Linden et al, 2013).
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