Administrative Mentorship

Description

The NeuroRecovery Administrative Mentorship Program is available to licensed physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists (or comparable), and rehabilitative physicians who have satisfactorily completed the Introductory LT course for Adults and/or Pediatrics. The program is designed to immerse the participant in the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) clinic and administrative office for 8 hours/day for a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 Days. This Mentorship Program is intended to equip the participant with the knowledge, skills, administrative and practice tools necessary to operate a NeuroRecovery Program and to promote a recovery-based pedagogical approach to therapy.

Approach

Participants will master administrative and management strategies for providing locomotor training.

Target Audience

Advanced level course open to Administrative personnel looking to provide a locomotor training or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation program at their facility.

Objectives

1) The Culture of Pediatric NeuroRecovery

  1. Develop an understanding of the culture in which the LT program is embedded; targeting recovery in a manner that includes communications with family on expectations (e.g. what does recovery look like across physiological domains) and developing a science background/talk with literature that meets each family at their level of understanding and desire to know
  2. Learn to communicate effectively with and assist parents/caregivers in understanding the program and the recovery process so they facilitate family/child engagement consistent with a child’s progress, know what to look for, what to share and how to adjust ‘next steps’ with each new ‘first’. (specific to pediatrics)
  3. Understand the breadth of the culture and its extension to program-associated professionals including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, and specialty physicians (e.g., cardiologist, pulmonologist, urologist, orthopedist)

2) Administrative Requirements

  1. Work with Program Director and senior therapists to develop plans for:
    1. Cultivating a recovery-based home team and clinical environment
    2. Advancing the skill sets of the home team members
  2. Understand daily operations of the clinic as it relates to scheduling rooms, therapists/technicians, equipment, age-appropriate toys, games, books, cancellations, attendance requirements (i.e. 5x/week, 1.5 hrs/day)
  3. Develop a ‘language’ of recovery for all communications: public, PR, parents, therapists, etc.
  4. Develop a widespread recovery-based program, as opposed to a single service within an institution. Thus, partnerships with physicians, other healthcare providers.
  5. Understand role of Director, supervisor within your institution and in the development of a recovery-based program.
  6. Identify issues for reimbursement and strategies to be cost-effective.
  7. Respond effectively to the many questions posed by family, physicians, and others.

Prerequisites

Introduction to Locomotor Training

Email operations@neurorecoverylearning.org to ask about pricing

Register Interest
Course available upon request
Price: $0.00