The successful Springboard program is aimed at helping people with an acquired brain injury re-integrate into their community.
Participants in the Springboard Program, participate in physiotherapy, speech therapy and community learning and life skills. Participants increase their capacity to engage meaningfully in the community through the community learning and life skills segments, which can include a trip to the Adelaide Central Market where participants are given specific items to find in various shops around the market.
The speech programs are tailored to individual goals and include exercises to improve sentence formation, word finding and pronunciation.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED AND FUNDED BY:
Mark Payne: Springboard Program Participant
Mark Payne is a Springboard Program participant, who joined after suffering a stroke in 2011.
“My stroke physically affected my right side, with some paralysis, as well as difficulties with walking, my speech and general communication. This in turn led to difficulties with my personal care, mobility and depleted strength made everyday life extremely difficult.”
“I felt very down and out before being given the opportunity to join Brain Injury SA’s Springboard Program. It has helped me with my speech, and simple things like learning how to remember people’s names.”
“The Springboard program has not only helped me with the physical and speech challenges I faced, but importantly it has given me a network of others who are in the similar situation, and we are all learning from each other. My situation can happen to anyone.”