Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide

Paediatric Rehabilitation Department – Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

Paediatric Rehabilitation Department

Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service

Welcome to the Women's and Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service.

We provide education, advice, assessment and therapeutic intervention if required for children and young people who have experienced concussion, mild or moderate traumatic brain injury.

Children and young people who have experienced a mild or moderate brain injury can experience a range of ongoing signs and symptoms which can include headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue issues, poor concentration, difficulties at school and difficulties returning to sport and play.

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What we do

Based at the Women's and Children's Hospital, our multidisciplinary team provides education, advice, assessment and therapy if required. Our team includes both Medical and Allied Health support for reintegration to school, sport and community activities.

Who can access our service

Our service is available for children and young people aged two to seventeen years who have a diagnosis of concussion, mild or moderate traumatic brain injury. To be eligible for the service, the injury must have happened in the past 12 months and have occurred as a result of motor vehicle accident, sporting injury, fall, or assault/knock to the head. Children under two years of age who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident are also eligible.

How to access the service

Anyone can refer themselves to our service. You do not need a referral from your GP.

You can contact the Child and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service on:

Phone:
Fax:
Email:  

(08) 8161 7367
(08) 8161 8488
Health.WCHNCABIRS@sa.gov.au

We are located in the Paediatric Rehabilitation Department at the Women's and Children's Hospital.

PDF iconChild and Adolescent Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service – Referral Form  (54kb)

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last modified: 16 Sep 2019