Finding Someone that’s Right For You
Brain injury is a specialized area of knowledge. While some professionals such as doctors, therapists, or counsellors have acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding ABI, others have not. As each person’s injury is unique, it is important not to assume that the person you are dealing with necessarily understands your condition.
You may find it helpful to ask some of the following questions:
- How much experience have you had in treating people with a brain injury?
- How many clients do you see with a brain injury on a weekly basis?
- How does your approach change to accommodate someone with a brain injury?
- Have you received any specialized training on brain injury?
- Would you find it helpful to have additional information about my brain injury such as hospital discharge summaries or assessments?
Part of the mandate of System Navigation is to provide education and support to professionals in meeting the needs of individuals with ABI. If a professional working in your life requires more information, you may want to provide them with this information or contact us to request assistance.
Check out “What Service Providers Should Know” on our Publications page and share it at your next appointment.
Getting the Help You Need
If you have been dealing with the effects of a brain injury on your own and feel you need professional help, you can contact System Navigation for assistance completing a referral for brain injury rehabilitation and support services in Southeastern Ontario. Or if you prefer, you can complete the referral form and send it to us directly.