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What is self-awareness, and what does it have to do with care needs?

09 March 2021

In a study recently published in the British Journal of Social work, a team from The Disabilities Trust explored the relationship between one’s awareness of into their own difficulties, functional outcome following brain injury, risk and need for support.

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Assessing Memory and Attention in Clinical Neuropsychology with the BMIPB-II

27 October 2020

Free webinar Wednesday 18th November 10.00 – 11.30am We are pleased to announce our webinar “Assessing memory and attention in clinical neuropsychology with the BMIPB-II”. The BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB) is a collection of tests used by Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and other cognitive abilities.

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Changing lives through research!

14 August 2020

At the Trust, we not only deliver the very best care to the people we support, we also aim to develop a better understanding of the issues they face and improve their care further by doing research. Research is a crucial part of the service we deliver and helps us understand the best ways to support those in our care.

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"Don't be so hard on yourself!": the importance of self-compassion in brain injury rehabilitation

11 June 2020

It is not uncommon to have feelings of shame when experiencing a negative event. Oddly enough, research has shown that at a time when we might need kindness most, we also tend to treat ourselves less kindly than we would another in the same situation.

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BMIPB revision leads to the development of innovative tasks: A brief update

01 March 2020

Some readers may be aware a revised version of the BIRT Memory and Information Processing Battery (BMIPB), the BMIPB-II, has been published in early 2020. This revision involved the recruitment of a new and larger sample of volunteers. This is to account for changes in the population and avoid the “Flynn effect”; the increase in scores on intelligence as time goes on.

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The benefits of sensory integration

13 October 2017

The benefits of sensory integration groups on the participation of children and young people with learning disabilities

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BIRT outcome measure published in peer-reviewed journal

16 August 2017

Increasing a person’s independence and ability to participate in meaningful activities are key aims of neurorehabilitation, as greater participation is associated with better quality of life and general wellbeing.

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New research in brain injury rehabilitation

04 August 2016

Read our Research Spotlight news to find out more about two new developments: a social cognition screening tool, and ‘ViVi’ a wearable fatigue monitoring device which aims to detect fatigue in people with acquired brain injury.

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Smartphone apps help people with memory difficulties live more independently

08 April 2016

Graham Anderson House is investigating the use of Smartphone reminders for people with acquired brain injury who often experience difficulty with memory. The assistive technology can really help.

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02 October 2014

To test the extent to which context can activate or facilitate memories of previous events or items experienced in that context, Dr Barak and his team designed an ingenious experiment.

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