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SMART Assessor Training

6 Oct 2021 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Online course

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 and Thursday 14 – Friday 15 October 2021

The SMART (Sensory Modality & Rehabilitation Technique) is a standardised investigative and assessment tool specially designed for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC)

SMART is recommended as a tool of choice in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Guidelines 2020.

This 5 day online training course is for senior neurological clinicians (AHPs, clinical psychologists, nurses, and doctors) and will enable the delegate to meet the person specification for PDOC assessors as outlined in the RCP guidelines.

The delegate will further develop their skills and knowledge of PDOC and the SMART investigative process, gain skills in the analysis of the investigative process, identifying where the client is currently placed on the diagnostic spectrum and possess the skills to create a bespoke intervention plan. Day 2,3 and 4 will require the delegate to complete 30-minute learning tasks, preparatory reading and video views.

Following completion of the training the delegate will be required to complete one clinical SMART assessment, with full support from a mentor, in order to complete the SMART accreditation process.

The SMART Manual, Technique Guidebook and all forms are provided free of charge. Re-accreditation is required every four years.

Course overview
Person Specification
Registration form

This online course will be provided with full additional support from a dedicated SMART mentor throughout the process and to accreditation.

Further options for training can be offered to meet the needs of both the service and or delegate. Training for SMART can also be delivered remotely online or at a designated local establishment. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Lead Facilitators

Helen Gill- Thwaites MBE and Dr Karen Elliott
SMART Developers & Consultants
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost £730 (early bird rate £695 until 31 July 2021)

For more information please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email