Dr Gemma Costello & Birgitta Norton

The Children’s Trust

Dr Gemma Costello is Psychology Lead at The Children’s Trust. She is a Specialist Educational Psychologist in Paediatric Neuropsychology working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing neuro-rehabilitation to children, young people and their families following acquired brain injury (ABI). The psychology team work across inpatient and national specialist outreach services for young people with ABI, alongside a non-maintained special school and residential service for children and young people with neurodisability. Gemma is an active member of special interest groups in both paediatric neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. She is committed to promoting the role of Educational Psychology in paediatric acquired brain injury, working with services across the UK and more recently contributing to Educational Psychology and Paediatric Neuropsychology training. Birgitta is an educational psychologist working at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. She’s
committed to providing innovative and practical support for staff to help our children, young people and families affected by acquired brain injury.

Birgitta Norton is an educational psychologist working together at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. They are both committed to providing innovative and practical support for staff to help our children, young people and families affected by acquired brain injury.

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“SPECS” – a psychosocial staff training package in acquired brain injury.

How do we provide comprehensive psychosocial care to children, young people and families whohave experienced acquired brain injury?

SPECS is an acronym for Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual factors which operationalises comprehensive psychosocial care. SPECS is a practical training package designed to equip and increase confidence in anyone working with our families affected by acquired brain injury.

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