Assessment and treatment of children and young people with ABI, behavioural and learning difficulties
The Bogan Psychological Centre provides assessment and rehabilitation of young people following motor vehicle accidents. It provides a holistic service from initial assessment, needs evaluation, development of structured and comprehensive rehabilitation plans to delivery of treatment programs, working with clients, schools, families and community organisaitons that may be involved in assisting the young person.
The Bogan Psychological Centre has had more than 20 years experience in providing rehabilitation plans for children and young people involved in accidents. Its Principal, Dr Bogan, has both special educational and psychological experience and skills and has worked with young people in a variety of educational, work and community settings to develop practical programs that lead to increased independence. Dagmar Kminiak is a case worker who has had more than 4 years experience in working with clients with disabilities and ABI and has worked under the direction of Dr Bogan for the past 2 years in providing treatment programs.
Dr Bogan took the concept of using visual plans and mindmaps and applied these processes to a variety of settings training young people with Acquired Brain Injury to use metacognitive strategies to compensate for deficits in functioning.
Dr Bogan developed the Functional Checklist of Behaviours, a behaviour rating scale used by teachers to evaluate the Personal-Social, Academic and Executive Function skills of children and young people. The Functional Checklist of Behaviours has been used by Brain Injury Units of the major Trauma Hospitals in Sydney.
Fiona Lamont who is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with a Masters Degree in Behavioral Science provides treatment and case management to a range of children and adolescents following a major trauma or mental illness. Fiona has been working with Dr Bogan for several years and provides a direct service to CTP insurers and Lifetime Care and Support in interventions to support young people at school, TAFE and in the community.
The Bogan Psychological Centre (BPC) and its related company Sydney Rehabilitation Services has been providing employment related services for people with disabilities and special needs since 1998. Clients are assessed for their strengths and barriers to employment, programs designed to compensate for their barriers are developed and implemented, resumes are written and clients are marketed to a range of employers. Once placed in a position post-placement support is provided to ensure the clients remain in their position.
The BPC is able to provide vocational assessment of young people to determine their employment needs.