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Brain Injury Rehabilitation Programme at TTSH Rehabilitation Centre

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) refers to all types of injury to the brain that occurs after birth. It is not a result of childhood developmental or age-related degenerative disease.

The effects of an acquired brain injury may be temporary or permanent and changes can include:

  • Impairment of physical abilities (e.g. limb or trunk weakness, affected vision, hearing, poor balance)
  • Impairment of intellectual abilities (e.g. poor attention and memory, confusion, problem with initiation and planning)
  • Impairment of functional abilities (e.g. loss of mobility, functional swallowing or speech difficulties)
  • Changes in personality, drive and behaviour

However, most minor or mild injuries recover without permanent losses in function.

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