SMART assessor training – intensive five-day course
Five day course:
Monday 9 – Friday 13 March 2020
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 2013.
The training is for senior neurological clinicians (AHPs, clinical psychologists, nurses, and doctors) and will enable the delegate to meet the person specification for assessors of PDOC 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.
Following completion of the five day 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.
This 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 at a designated local establishment. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Helen Gill and Dr Karen Elliott