Community Reintegration for the Acquired Brain Injury Population

Course Title:

The Recreation Therapist will have the opportunity to learn about the essential components to consider when implementing a community reintegration training (CRT) program for adults with Acquired Brain Injuries. This course offers education in how to conduct comprehensive functional and personally relevant assessments and interventions for CRT in order to increase patient’s function and safety awareness.

Course Objectives

  • Learner will demonstrate increased knowledge and awareness of how TBI/Stroke effects the patient’s successful return to the community

  • Clinicians will be able to define Community Reintegration/ Training (CRT)

  • Learner will demonstrate increased clinical awareness of implications of Community Reintegration Training (CRT) throughout the functional domain areas

  • Learner will demonstrate knowledge of how to assess readiness for CRT from the functional domain areas

  • Learner will demonstrate increased knowledge of assessment and planning considerations

  • Learner will demonstrate increased CRT assessment skills throughout the functional domain areas while in the community

Eryn Friedman-Sinclair, MA, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

I graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s of science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services from Ithaca College obtaining my CTRS , completed my Master’s Degree in school counseling from Seton Hall University in 2010, and recently completed my certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Currently I teach at Kean University in the Recreation Therapy Department and for past 16 years have worked at the Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at their Center for Head Injuries. I have experience providing therapeutic recreation services for adults with mild to severe brain injuries and stroke in the acute care and subacute rehabilitation settings.

Eryn Friedman Sinclair, MA, CTRS

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