Brain injury and how we work

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

We aim to produce the best possible outcome for a 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 or acquired brain injury. We also recognise that the child or young person is not the only one to suffer following a brain injury and so our work embraces the whole family – parents, siblings and other family members. We support the family in its new and challenging role of care, providing psychological support as they accept and adjust to the brain injured child and what it means to 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
  • Co-ordination 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 that we provide

Psychology input for a client is generally referred to 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 a change for the better.

Interventions usually occur monthly, fortnightly or termly, depending on the case. These can take place at the 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 elements of ‘mindfulness’
  • Consultation and support to rehabilitation and allied therapy teams