Living with Disability Research Centre 2019 Research Seminar Series

Event status:

November Seminar

Date:
Wednesday 13 November 2019 03:00 pm until Wednesday 13 November 2019 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Dr David Henderson
lids@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Living with Disability Research Centre
Type of Event:
Public
Cost:
Free

3:00 pm - Professor Jacinta Douglas

Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Maximising community connection for people with acquired brain injury: Developing and evaluating a multi-component program

Declining interpersonal relationships, increasing social isolation and ongoing depression are frequent and enduring problems for many people with severe acquired brain injury (ABI). Although these problems have been well documented for a number of years, attempts to develop evidence-based interventions to improve community connection for adults with severe acquired disability have seen relatively little success. M-ComConnect is a new multi-component community connection program that brings together principles, strategies and practices to improve the social outcomes of people with acquired disability. Program goals and activities are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of the person with ABI, delivered in his or her community and evaluated using single case experimental design (SCED) to systematically build an evidence base across individuals. This presentation outlines how the development of M-ComConnect was built on a series of studies and how the achievements of young adults living with the consequences of severe ABI informed the program and the approach to evaluation.

4:00 pm - Rebecca Leeson

Research Fellow, Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

Finding the missing shoe: The effectiveness of M-ComConnect for Suzie

The journey to achieving life goals is rarely without its challenges for people with acquired brain injury. “Finding the missing shoe” follows Suzie’s participation in the M-ComConnect project from conceptualisation through to implementation of intervention and the obstacles faced along the way. The outcome of Suzie’s participation in the project provides insight into the programs impact on her social interactions and connections with others, sense of belonging and self-concept.

Map:

Library Seminar Room 1.34, Level 1.

Borchardt Library, La Trobe University

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