This collection of Information Sheets is supplied by the medical and allied health professionals working with brain injured children. It has been provided to communicate generic information on brain injury and how this has an impact on a student’s participation in the education setting.
This package is not a substitute for individual assessment and treatment, nor should it replace the development of an Individual Education Plan, however the information contained in the “how to help” sections may assist in the developed of support strategies included in the Education Plan.
Additional information relevant to your individual student will also be provided by the rehabilitation team. You will be provided with this specific information upon the student’s discharge from hospital, and with the parent’s permission, you will also receive updated information each time the student is reviewed by the rehabilitation team. It is important that this information is passed on by the education staff each year as the student progresses through the grades. This will help the new teacher have insight into their student, understanding both where they have progressed from, and what to expect in the following year.
If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this package, or about any specific information relevant to your student please do not hesitate to contact our service.
Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
Level 6, 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane 4101
t: 07 3068 2950
t: 07 3068 1111 (general enquiries)
f: 07 3068 3909
In an emergency, always call 000.
If it’s not an emergency but you have any concerns, contact 13 Health (13 43 2584). Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it. You can phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.