The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) provides a range of events and resources for professionals working in the field of brain injury. Click the links below to find out more.

  • Memory Tests for Neuro-psychologists: we can supply you with a memory testing kit developed to help your practice (BMIPB).
  • Workshops for clinicians
  • Free educational seminars: we offer free educational seminars during the year which are hosted by our regional services. Book now to secure your place.
  • The Brain Injury Needs Indicator (BINI) is a free tool designed to be used by social workers or other assessors during a social care assessment, for the purpose of finding out how well someone has recovered from their brain injury and to determine what social care support they might need.
  • The BIRT Guide to Living is a 70-page manual for people with brain injury, their families, carers and professionals who work with them.
  • Research: read about the latest research BIRT's clinicians and research staff have been working on.

The BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB)

The BMIPB is a collection of memory and cognitive speed tests usually used by Clinical Psychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and similar abilities.

It can help clinicians plan individual rehabilitation programmes and follow a person’s recovery. It is also useful in measuring deteriorating conditions such as Alzheimer’s to see how rapidly the condition is progressing and to inform the provision of support.

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BMIPB

The tests enable clinical neuropsychologists to measure how much a brain injury is affecting someone's memory and information processing. This vital information is then used to plan individual rehabilitation programmes and to chart the person's recovery.

service user in the sensory room at Graham Anderson House

To order your test please download and complete the registration form and order form and send them to the address below.

Fiona McLean
Graham Anderson House
1161 Springburn Road,
Glasgow,
G21 1UU
Telephone: 0141 404 6070
email:Fiona.McLean@thedtgroup.org

The BMIPB includes seven sub-tests and has been calibrated on a group of 300 British healthy adults ranging in age from 16 to 89. It is not only used by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust(BIRT) but by many other clinical services. The BMIPB was developed by Dr Michael Oddy in collaboration with Dr Tony Coughlan (the creator of the original version of the battery) and Professor John Crawford, an expert in test construction from the University of Aberdeen.

We are currently in the process of updating the existing test. We hope to publish the BMIPB-II in mid-2018.

Occupational Therapist Workshops

Designed specifically for occupational therapists working in the field of brain injury BIRT operates one day workshops 'Effective use of functional skills training programmes for service users with acquired brain injury' are being held at different locations around the country. The workshops, which focus on the Neurobehavioural Skills Training method developed within the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), are conducted by Clinical Specialist Liz Parish.

Key learning outcomes

  • Looking at the evidence base for skills training in brain injury
  • How to design, carry out and evaluate a neurobehavioural skills training programme
  • Managing and training support workers to facilitate functional gains in people with severe brain injury
  • Increasing independence and promoting quality of life for people with severe brain injury who are in supported living settings in the community… some interesting observations.

A copy of the Manual ‘Effective Use of Functional Skills Training Programme for Service Users with Acquired Brain Injury’ is given to all participants.

Dates, locations and prices for our 2017 workshops will be announced in January 2017. If you are interested in hosting a workshop at your workplace, please contact Fiona McLean, PA, on 0141 404 6060 or email Fiona.Mclean@thedtgroup.org in the first instance.

Free seminars for professionals

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) provides a series of free educational seminars for professionals working in the field of acquired brain injury.

The seminars, which usually include a complimentary lunch, are held at locations across the UK.

Dates of our seminars in 2018 will be published in January 2018.

If you are a personal injury lawyer and would like to sponsor or speak at one of our seminars please email cportman@birt.co.ukor call Catherine Portman on 01924 269389.

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