Are treatments available privately?

Yes. Parents of brain-injured children can arrange for a physiotherapist or an occupational therapist to make home visits, but most of the families of brain-injured children in Barbados simply cannot afford these kinds of private treatment on a regular basis. In many cases, we are talking about single mothers who are not working because they cannot leave their child alone. The financial pressure is tremendous, and so is the emotional strain of being the only caregiver around the clock, day in day out.