Social Learning, A Brain Injury Rehab Construct

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http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

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https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

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https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)
“Inform, educate, inspire”

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Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Source: Shireen Jeejeebhoy

When I applied to the ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Network for health services, I was immediately referred to day programs. Say what? When I was sent to CHIRS (Community Head Injury Resource Services) because the Ontario government had drastically cut community (health) care for people with brain injury, I was faced with variations on day programs. And for 2019, the Board of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) has decided to go the paternalism route, too, by renaming monthly “Community Meetings” to “Social Learning.”

Why does it matter? A name connotes attitude.

Why is it when I seek health care and advocacy that I’m instead offered the Valium equivalent for brain injury? Why when I pay membership fees or taxes towards advocacy or health care, I instead receive schooling as if I’m an errant child? Why am I offered social programs designed to keep people with…

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