Brain Injury Rehabilitation And Development (B.I.R.D)
B.I.R.D. is a charity, offering specialised treatment to children and adults with brain injury and/or learning difficulty. Service users are assessed at B.I.R.D. and treatment recommended accordingly.
Therapy comprises an ‘exercise’ based, treatment programme, which is performed by the individual within their own home on a daily basis. Treatment programmes typically take 20-30 minutes to complete each day and are non-invasive.
Service users are supported by their family members, carers to carry out their treatment programmes each day. Service users are regularly reassessed at B.I.R.D. throughout the course of their treatment, until discharge from treatment, which is typically after 12-18 months.
Service users who are successful in implementing a daily programme of treatment regularly report improvements in activities of daily living, including improved academic development, improvements in social, communication and behavioural development, as well as improved health, sleep and mental health.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Age Ranges
- 2 years and over
- Referral not required
- Referral Details
The majority of sevice users come to B.I.R.D. via self-referal, but referals from Health/Educational professionals are also welcomed.
Restrictions on Eligibility - Children must be over the age of two years before accessing treatment.
All appointments are conducted at The B.I.R.D. Centre, and therefore service users must have their own transport in order to attend the centre.
Service users usually need the support of 1-2 family members, carers in order to carry out the home-based, treatment programme, and it is therefore necessary for service users to have a small level of support as a minimum within the home environment.
Last updated: 10/07/2020