Sue Sloan

 

Sue Sloan is a registered Occupational Therapist and Clinical Neuropsychologist. Sue’s main interest is the long-term rehabilitation and support of people with severe cognitive and behavioural issues following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). In 1995, Sue established Osborn Sloan and Associates, a private practice providing community based therapy services to people with ABI. In 2013 Sue established Victoria Community Living (VCL), which now employs occupational therapists, case managers and a team of allied health therapy assistants, who provide long-term goal-oriented support to people living in the community. VCL also established an accommodation service, in which slow-stream cognitive-behavioural rehabilitation is embedded within a 24-hour supported living environment. Together, the two private practices provide community rehabilitation and support services to many people with severe ABI. Sue also collaborates with the Summer Foundation on the issue of young people with an ABI living in residential aged care and with Monash University to conduct research in the field. Sue lectures in undergraduate programs and has published in peer reviewed journals on aspects of community-based brain injury rehabilitation. Sue has co-authored four books, the most recent – published by Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment in 2017 – provides a practical guide to managing ‘challenging behaviours’.