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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 387 Understand the impact of Acquired Brain

Unit 387 Understand the impact of Acquired Brain

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1. Understand Acquired Brain Injury
    1. 1.1 Define acquired brain injury
    2. 1.2 Describe possible causes of acquired brain injury
    3. 1.3 Explain the difference between a traumatic brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury
    4. 1.4 Describe brain injuries that are: a. mild b. moderate c. severe.
  2. 2. Understand the impact on individuals of Acquired Brain Injury
    1. 2.1 Discuss initial effects of Acquired Brain Injury on the individual
    2. 2.2 Explain the long term effects of Acquired Brain Injury to include: a. physical b. functional c. cognitive d. behavioural effects
    3. 2.3 Explain the concepts of loss in relation to Acquired Brain Injury for individuals and carers.
  3. 3. Understand the specialist communication needs of an individual with Acquired Brain Injury
    1. 3.1 Define dysphasia and dysarthria
    2. 3.2 Explain the effects of dysphasia and dysarthria on communication
    3. 3.3 Compare the different techniques required to support an individual with dysphasia and dysarthria
    4. 3.4 Evaluate different intervention strategies and assistive tools that support communication.
  4. 4. Understand the impact that personality changes can have on an individual and those providing support
    1. 4.1 Explain the impact of personality changes on the individual
    2. 4.2 Explain the impact of personality changes on those caring for the individual
    3. 4.3 Explain how lack of self awareness/insight may affect the individual
    4. 4.4 Explain the skills needed to support the individual and family/carers to come to terms with personality changes.
  5. 5. Understand the impact of challenging behaviour
    1. 5.1 Explain behaviours which are considered challenging
    2. 5.2 Analyse the importance of own attitudes, values and skills when supporting an individual to manage their behaviour
    3. 5.3 Explain measures that should be taken to manage the risk from challenging behaviour
    4. 5.4 Explain the process for reporting and referring challenging behaviour.
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