Conditions and issues

Recolo provides rehabilitation for children and young people up to 30 years of age with traumatic or acquired brain injury.

We aim to produce the best possible outcome for the child or young person with a neurological disability, by working within their home, school, family and friendship group.

Who we work with
We work with children and young people up to 30 years of age, following a traumatic brain injury. We also recognise that the child or young person is not the only one to suffer following a traumatic brain injury and so our work embraces the family – parents, siblings and other family members. We support the whole family in its new and challenging role of care, providing psychological support as they accept and adjust to the brain injury and what it means for their lives.

What sort of conditions do we provide psychological input for?
Primarily we work with clients following a traumatic or acquired brain injury. The most common causes of brain injuries as seen by our clinicians (according to 2014 data) are:

Such injuries can present with conditions such as

  • cerebral palsy
  • epilepsy
  • visual impairment
  • coordination difficulties
  • non-verbal learning difficulties
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • emotional, social and behavioural development and function
  • anger
  • Cognitive processing speed issues and metacognitive skills
  • Working memory
  • Trauma for client and family
  • Educational placement issues and functioning at school
  • Psychometric and cognitive assessment in relation to global development delay or cognitive function

The types of support Recolo provides
Psychology input for a client is generally known as an ‘intervention’. This simply means that the clinician or practitioner is working with the individual, family and/or wider system in such a way as to bring about change in a situation for the better.

Interventions usually occur monthly, fortnightly or termly, depending on the case. These take place at child’s home or school as appropriate.

Some of our interventions include:

  • Antecedent behaviour management
  • Systemic therapy for families
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Cognitive remediation
  • Educational Psychology support and school liaison
  • Trauma work for children and adults
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for children and adults – this is particularly adapted for those with a brain injury and often includes ‘mindfulness’ elements
  • Consultation and support to rehabilitation and allied therapy teams.