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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org call Catherine Portman on 01924 269389.
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