From the Acquired Brain Injury Association we want to present you our most recent activity, the video of the online talk about another of the invisible consequences after a TBI and other brain injuries. This videoconference took place last Thursday, June 8, and it is also available on our YouTube channel.
With this talk, we intend to raise awareness of the limitations in Executive Functions after a TBI and other brain injuries. Our newly created association aims to draw attention to not so well-known consequences of an ABI. We also want to accompany ABI survivors, who often feel alone or lost in the middle of so many sudden changes. We also need to integrate the vision of ABI survivors, their families and neurorehabilitation clinicians.
Why have we chosen this topic?
- Because it is one of the most difficult issues to understand for those of us who have limitations in this area and for those around us.
- Because it is a recurring limitation in many ABI survivors.
- Because it is something that needs to be made visible. It is often considered as something minor, although it means a great limitation in our daily life. You will see this when we share examples of everyday life.
- Because there are many tools we can learn to move forward with a good support.
In the video you will see people with executive function issues, sharing examples of their daily life. We will learn to be aware of these limitations and to look for tools. We will realize that there are many strategies that can help us deal with them on a daily basis. It is very important that families, couples and clinicians understand how much executive dysfunctions limit us. It is not something minor!
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We hope that you will find this talk interesting.
- Miriam Suarez Castro, Occupational therapist in DACER Foundation.
- Alicia Artiaga, Telecommunications Engineer, Coach for teenagers and families. Member of Asociación Daño Cerebral Invisible.
- Aurora Lassaletta, Clinical Psychologist. President of Asociación Daño Cerebral Invisible.
- Some comments and discussions from the audience.