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Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

New Online Training Series


Who are We?

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Partnership Project in Saskatchewan is an innovative partnership between Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. The agencies funded by the ABI Partnership deliver services and supports for persons with an ABI and their families. The goal of this programming is to provide individual and family support to people with ABI so they can live successfully in their communities with improved quality of life.

Education is ongoing for Survivors, Families, Caregivers, Health Care Professionals, Service Providers and the staff involved in the ABI Partnership Project. Knowledge is power and therefore we have developed the online Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury Series that is available to access via the internet 24 hours a day. 


What is the online Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury Series?

The Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury Series is designed to provide a basic level of knowledge for health care workers and other service providers, brain injury survivors, caregivers, and anyone else interested in learning more about:

  • the effects of brain injury, and  
  • strategies to help guide survivors and families through the lifelong process of adapting to and/or recovering from their injury.
Each module of this series is presented by a health care professional from a variety of disciplines who has extensive experience working with brain injury survivors and their families. The goals of this series are to help participants to:
  • understand the structure and function of the brain,
  • understand the relationship between the brain and behaviour,
  • understand the causes of an ABI,
  • understand the effects of an ABI, and
  • acquire practical strategies to work effectively with survivors and families during the recovery process.

The series is made up of modules that can be viewed at your convenience. The modules are listed below, and in the left hand column of this webpage.   

If you have any questions about any of the Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury modules, please let us know on our Public Inquiries page.

 ** Disclaimer **
The ABI Partnership Project service providers make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information that appears in the following modules. However, this online training provides general information and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. If you feel you need advice, please see your health care professional.


Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury - List of Modules


Part 1:  Link between the brain and brain injury & brain anatomy and function [36 minutes]
Part 2: Types of brain injury and their impact on function [19 minutes]
Part 3: Injury severity [24 minutes]

Part 1: The recovery process and strategies for working with survivors [23 minutes]
Part 2: Mechanisms of recovery [21 minutes]
Part 3: Neuropsychological assessment [54 minutes]

Part 1:  Model of how brain, brain injury and behaviour is linked [19 minutes]
Part 2: Basic behavioural Interventions [63 minutes]
Part 3: Recent innovations in behavioural interventions [74 minutes]





Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project