a) The person with the ABI   

  1. You are the same and you are different.

  2. Sometimes the differences are obvious.

  3. Other times they are hard to see. Sometimes you are not able to see some of the differences that other people can see.

  4. It is difficult to predict the amount of recovery that will occur after an acquired brain injury.

  5. Recovery is typically the fastest in the first six months and gradually slows down after that. However improvement can continue for years.

  6. The changes you have experienced from the ABI may make it more difficult for you to relate to family and friends.

  7. To get on with day to day life it is important to identify issues to be addressed, set goals and work out strategies. You may need help with this.