Acquired Brain Injury Behaviour Service

rehabilitation for individuals with challenging behaviours and an acquired brain injury

Description:

Providing in-patient rehabilitation for individuals with challenging behaviours and an acquired brain injury who require behavioural rehabilitation in order to live in the community.

Using a blend of skill training and behavioural approaches, we work with clients to develop and implement individualized behavioural rehabilitation plans that include skill training. Treatment is designed to help clients live in community settings.

Acquired Brain Injury Behavioural Service

The service is located in wheelchair-accessible bachelor-style apartments featuring common kitchen and lounge areas with features to ensure safety for clients and staff.

ABIBS also offers outreach behavioural rehabilitation provided in clients’ home for individuals with challenging behaviours and an acquired brain injury. Using principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis we work with clients who have sustained an acquired brain injury to learn skills to help manage challenging behaviours. Behaviour therapists work with clients, family members, and other caregivers in clients’ homes and workplaces, including residential and long-term care facilities.

Our team includes rehabilitation therapists, nurses, a behaviour therapist, social worker, psychologist, consultant physician, physiotherapist and occupational therapist

Type: Stroke and Brain Function

Funding: Covered by OHIP

Eligibility: Clients of West Park's ABIBS are adults (18 to 65 years of age) with an acquired brain injury as the result of a trauma or a disease process that has resulted in challenging behaviours.

Referral requirements:

Clients of West Park's ABIBS are adults (18 to 65 years of age) with an acquired brain injury as the result of a trauma or a disease process that has resulted in challenging behaviours.

Clients should also:

  • be medically stable
  • be under the care of a physician 
  • not require immediate hospitalization for medical or psychiatric reasons
  • not be facing criminal charges

For admission information, please call the Toronto Acquired Brain Injury Network at 416-597-3057.

Contact Information:

If you would like more information, please contact Pam Madan-Sharma at 416-243-3600, ext. 4135 or Pamela.Madan-Sharma@westpark.org.

Additional Information:

Community outreach services are also available to those with an ABI who currently reside in the community.