Book is new chapter for specialist CPFT team

Staff from Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation share expertise over working with children with brain injuries

Book is new chapter for specialist CPFT team
10 July 2015

A specialist team from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust who help children who have suffered brain injuries have contributed to a major new book.

Staff from the Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (CCPNR) have written two chapters in the publication focussing on integrated rehabilitation – how services can work together to help youngsters affected – and help managing changes to behaviour after brain injury.

The book - Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of Childhood Brain Injury: A Practical Guide – is aimed at clinicians, researchers and students, and features contributions from Dr Fergus Gracey, Dr Suzanna Watson, Gillian Olsen, and Lorraine Austin.

Dr Watson, clinical lead at CCPNR, said: “We are very proud to have contributed to this book. It might have our names against the chapters, but the experiences we’ve written about are the result of a fantastic team effort.

“In the last few years, thanks to the Leadership of Dr Fergus Gracey, the team has grown based on what the children and their families need. We work in the community - in people’s homes and in schools - to ensure the long-term needs of the children are met by the people who supporting them.

“As well as direct rehabilitation, we do a lot of training and support parents as well as school staff to enable children to be able to participate as much as possible.”

The CCPNR, which is based at the Trust’s Ida Darwin site in Fulbourn, Cambridge, supports children up to the age of 19 together with their parents or carers.

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation of Childhood Brain Injury: A Practical Guide, authored Jonathan Reed, Katie Byard and Howard Fine, is published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Pictured above is Dr Suzanna Watson (centre, with book) and some of her CCPNR colleagues (from left) Patty Van Roij, Kate Lindley Baron Cohen, Gillian Olsen, Stella Parry and Meghan Mc-Hugh Harvey

 

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

 

 

 

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