Speech Therapy for Children in Auckland

Does your child have unclear or delayed speech? Are you seeking an experienced speech-language therapist? With the lockdowns and disruptions to school routines, you may have become more aware of your child’s speech therapy needs and as a result, you are looking for a professional speech-language therapist. ABI Speech Therapy for Children offers speech-language therapy… Continue reading Speech Therapy for Children in Auckland

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Occupational Therapy for children

Some of the “paeds” team from Auckland earlier this year with CEO Dr Christine Howard-Brown

This week is World Occupational Therapy week. The theme for the week is Celebrating Excellence – Hei Whakanui i te Rawe. Occupational Therapists make up the largest proportion of allied health clinicians at ABI (about 60 of them at the moment) and are extremely valued members of the rehabilitation, clinical and leadership teams. ABI has… Continue reading Occupational Therapy for children

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ABI has a home in Northland

ABI is delighted to finally have an office space in Whangārei – a base for our Northland clinicians to call home.  ABI has had clinicians in Northland working from their home bases for over 12 years and the team are very excited to have a place to come to work and meet clients, whānau and… Continue reading ABI has a home in Northland

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Thank your Cleaners and International Chef’s Day 20th October

Celebrating our Cleaners and Chefs Wednesday this week was both Thank your Cleaners and International Chef’s Day so a great opportunity for us to celebrate incredibly important members of the ABI team.   Cleaners are vital in our organisation and we thank our team in Auckland and Wellington that keep our ABI sites clean, hygienic… Continue reading Thank your Cleaners and International Chef’s Day 20th October

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Happy National Allied Health Professionals Day

The 14th October was International Allied Health Professionals Day.  Allied health clinicians make up a significant part of ABI’s workforce, working tirelessly across all ABI settings, Intensive Inpatient Rehab, Community Services and Residential Disability Support.  At ABI we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of allied health clinicians working across 6 professions all… Continue reading Happy National Allied Health Professionals Day

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Co designing tele-rehabilitation for people with Concussion

ABI has partnered with Auckland University of Technology to explore experiences of rehabilitation following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or Concussion to help develop options for delivering rehabilitation via remote technologies (also known as telehealth, tele-rehabilitation, zoom, teams).  Due to COVID-19 health and rehabilitation services in New Zealand and internationally has had to quickly adjust… Continue reading Co designing tele-rehabilitation for people with Concussion

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Speech Language Therapy Awareness Week 2021

Last week was Speech Language Therapy Awareness Week 2021.  ABI has a large team of very skilled SLT’s working across the three different services ABI has across Aotearoa – Intensive, Community and Residential Disability Services. The SLT’s have a wide range of experience and skills and special interests in cognitive communication disorders, paediatrics, swallowing, voice, social… Continue reading Speech Language Therapy Awareness Week 2021

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Supporting client and whānau mental health following TBI

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is all about Taking Time to Kōrero, connecting in with each other and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing. A little chat can go a long way ‘’Iti te kupu, nui te kōrero”.  Make time to chat or kōrero with loved ones,… Continue reading Supporting client and whānau mental health following TBI

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Supporting our Teams Wellness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is all about taking time to kōrero, making time to chat, connect in with each other and creating space for conversations about mental health and wellbeing. “Mā te whakarongo, ka mōhio, Mā te mōhio, ka mārama, Mā te mārama, ka matau, Mā te matau, ka… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Supporting our Teams Wellness

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The taonga that is ABI’s Whakairo Te Waharoa at the Auckland Intensive site

We are coming to the end of of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, the ABI team has definitely risen to the wero (challenge) of increasing the amount of Reo Māori used across the week and are committed to continuing this every week. Our final story to share this week is the story of Te Wahaora… Continue reading The taonga that is ABI’s Whakairo Te Waharoa at the Auckland Intensive site

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