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arbias has changed it’s Information and referral process to reflect the changing needs of NDIS for each individual State.
This will give future referrers, and potential service users and their families a simpler level of access to our respective State services.
Some of the services provided include:
When you call on the numbers listed below you will be greeted by a team member who will assist you.
In the event that you call out of business hours, leave a message and a team member will as a ‘service guarantee’ get back to you on the next business day.
arbias has always placed a strong emphasis on the importance of an accurate diagnosis of ABI. It is equally important to identify how an ABI is impacting on a person’s thinking, behaviour and personality. Neuropsychological assessment makes it possible to better understand a person and then to work effectively with them towards achievement of their goals.
Neuropsychologists have specialist training in how the brain works and how it controls behaviour, thinking and personality. A neuropsychological assessment includes an interview, followed by a range of tasks designed to test specific areas of thinking such as memory, attention, concentration, learning, planning and problem solving, the ability to make decisions and to subsequently carry them through. The assessment includes completion of an interview, answering questions, paper and pencil tasks, puzzles and tests of memory.
A neuropsychological assessment usually takes two-and-a half to three hours to complete. Breaks are taken during the session and the pace can be varied to suit the individual.
After the completion of the assessment, the neuropsychologist will evaluate the results, taking into consideration the person’s age, background, history and reason for referral. A report is written that outlines the findings of the assessment, plus recommendations for what the person will benefit from. These results may then be discussed at another time during a ‘feedback session’ with the person and the original referrer and/or those people supporting the person.
More detailed information about neuropsychological assessments can be found in the arbias Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment for clients and family members (Download Adobe PDF 385kb).
In July 2010, arbias commenced planning for the implementation of services to people with an ABI state-wide throughout New South Wales through a two-year competitive tender that arbias successfully won through ADHC. The first client was seen on 1st October 2010.
This service has now transitioned to the NDIS
Referral for NDIS Support Coordination
Brain Injury Awareness Week 11 – 17 August 2014
As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week arbias would like to offer interested parties free posters to promote awareness of alcohol related acquired brain injury. There are 4 types of awareness raising posters available in size A1:
- A hangover for life
- Is it worth a punt
- How little is too much
- Every binge drinking session is causing you damage