Guidance for the Post-Discharge Rehabilitation of Children, Adolescents & Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Numerous tools and programmes are available for the rehabilitation of children, adolescents and young adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). However, not all countries, professionals and families, in particular within the developing countries, may be aware of the wide range available, and there is a need to harness this knowledge and ensure it is easily accessible.

The IPBIS, in collaboration with The Eden Dora Trust, is therefore producing a document containing easily downloadable tools and programmes, accessible to everyone, and available on its website in a flexible, concise pdf format.

Project scope

The project will focus on the following:

  • Children from birth to young adults 25 years of age with mild to severe Acquired Brain Injury, defined as follows: 
    ABI is any injury to the brain which has occurred following birth.  It includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) such as those caused by trauma (e.g. a blow to the head from a road traffic accident, fall or assault), and non-TBIs related to illness or medical conditions (e.g. encephalitis, meningitis, stroke, substance abuse, brain tumour and hypoxia)
  • Post-discharge from acute care
  • Include tools and programmes that address the physical, cognitive, academic and psychosocial problems associated with ABI
  • Post-discharge from acute care
  • Include tools and programmes that address the physical, cognitive, academic and psychosocial problems associated with ABI

Advisory Board

The IPBIS Advisory Board will review all tools/programmes submitted and have the final decision on their inclusion.

Tools/programmes inclusion criteria

The IPBIS welcomes tools and programmes that are non-commercial and address the physical, cognitive, academic and/or psychosocial problems following ABI. The tools/programmes can be in your local language but the template must be completed in English. Ideally the tools/programmes will have been presented at a local/international conference and/or published in a professional journal.

Please use this link to submit your tool(s) and/or programme(s) or use the template and email to Louise Blakeborough, together with the supporting abstract(s) and/or clinical paper(s) if available.

This is the link for online submissions: and the template for email submission is attached.


Best Practice Tool/Programme Template

  • Download as PDF

  • Tool/programme name/title

    Tool/programme summary (maximum 100 words)





    Background (maximum 50 words)



    Deficit addressed* (P/C/A/PS):

    Target user** (H/P/F/E/CSW):

    Key goal(s):

    Describe how the tool/programme is used (maximum 100 words)





    Key outcome(s):

    Reference(s) to support usage***:

    Example of usage (maximum 100 words)




    Contact(s) for further information (name/address/email/weblink):


    * P/C/A/PS:         Tool/programme addresses Physical, Cognitive, Academic and/or PsychoSocial deficits
    **H/P/F/E/CSW:  Tool/programme will be used by the Healthcare professional, Patient and/or Family,
    Educator, Community Service Worker
    ***References:    Vancouver style e.g. Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL. Solid-organ transplantation HIV-                  
    infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.   



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