As part of Action for Brain Injury Week last week, the Child Brain Injury Trust asked children and young people to paint pictures to give an insight into what it is like for them to live with an acquired brain injury.
Although acquired brain injuries are complex and affect people in different ways, there are eight general areas that children often have problems with. These are Attention & Concentration, Behaviour Issues, Social Skills, Fatigue, Perception, Communication, Memory and Executive Skills.
Children and young people who are supported by the Child Brain Injury Trust picked one or two areas with which they have a particular difficulty and painted some powerful pieces of art, some of which went on display during Action for Brain Injury Week.
Cheryl Abrahams, partner and specialist personal injury lawyer at Bolt Burdon Kemp who are sponsoring The Child Brain Injury Trust’s participation in Action for Brain Injury Week, said “This is a very special project that gives children with an acquired brain injury the opportunity to express in their own way how their injury affects them. The artwork is personal and very powerful and brings to light some of the difficulties that children who suffer from brain injury face.”
Lisa Turan, Chief Executive of Child Brain Injury Trust says “We’ve had such a good response from people that we are looking into getting the exhibition to tour the country later in the year. Everyone should know more about childhood acquired brain injury.”
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