Transcript: You can’t see a brain injury

Every brain injury is different. This means every person with brain injury is an individual.

You can’t see a brain injury. Some people with brain injury may look and sound like they are OK. This doesn’t mean they don’t need any help with communication. For example, they may need people to give them more time, or to have things written down to help them remember.

Some people with brain injury have a physical disability, and find it hard to walk or to speak. This doesn’t mean that they can’t understand you, or that they can’t communicate.

Because you can’t see a brain injury – the best thing to do is to take time to get to know the person and learn how you can best support them.