British Institute for Brain Injured Children

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bibic is a British children's charity dedicated to the support and care for children and families dealing with a number of different conditions.The Institute was founded by the late Keith Pennock who had a daughter with a learning disability. The work was derived from Glen Domans Institute for the achievement of human development in Philadelphia in America. it is now known as "bibic" Be Inspired By Incredible Children to reflect the scope of conditions the charity deals with.

Many of the children they work with have disorders of the nervous system, or inherited characteristics, which affect the way the body or brain develops. These include: acquired and traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism, Specific developmental disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Learning disability including dyslexia, developmental coordination disorder and dyscalculia. Unlike many other organisations, bibic also works with children that have no diagnosis at all.[1]

A variety of therapeutic approaches are used. There is no peer reviewed research into the effectiveness of bibic therapy.[2]

bibic relies solely on charitable donations, including from Children in Need,[3] and receives no Government funding.

The charities National Assessment Centre is based at Old Kelways, just outside the town of Langport, in Somerset.[4]

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  1. ^ "Bibic — British Institute for Brain Injured Children". Our Health South West. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Margetson, Jane. "Bibic (British Institute for Brain Injured Children) therapy" (PDF). Cerebra. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)". BBC. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bibic". Patient.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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