The Barrow Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation (CTN) offers intensive, day-long treatment for adolescents (ages 14 and older) and adults with brain and spinal cord injuries. We emphasize independence in the home and community and productivity when patients return to work or school. For family members, we provide emotional support and education about your loved one’s strengths and limitations and how to assist their return home.
At the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation, we offer four core rehabilitation-oriented programs:
- The Home Independence Program
- The Work Reentry Program
- The School Reentry Program
- The Transitional Program
We also offer two focus programs:
- The Refresher Program
- The Fast-Track Program
Home Independence Program
After leaving the hospital or rehabilitation facility, you may need 24-hour supervision at home. Barrow Neurological Institute and the staff of CTN have developed the Home Independence Program to help such people become as independent as possible and function as productive family members.
Work Reentry Program
People recovering from a brain injury can experience difficulties when they return to work or school because of cognitive, physical, and personality changes associated with their injury. CTN’s Work Reentry Program focuses on helping you become productive through gainful employment or volunteer work. Participants also learn how to manage feelings of disappointment or frustration and how to develop realistic goals.
Successful participation as a volunteer or in a paid work environment for 6 to 8 weeks is the criteria for success and discharge from the program.
School Reentry Program
In the School Reentry Program, CTN staff assist students in their return to high school, community college, university, or trade school. Our program staff works with schools to identify and address the special needs of each student. Therapists collaborate with teachers and administrators to initiate, plan, and implement educational plans.
Once students successfully attend school for one term, they are discharged from the School Re-Entry Program.
Some individuals are independent at home but not ready to return to work or school. The Transitional Program consists of select therapies to prepare people for the Work or School Re-Entry Programs.
Some people benefit from completing a refresher program after they have finished a formal neuro-rehabilitation program. This is especially true if there have been changes in their work, school, or living situations.
Patients in the refresher program usually attend for several weeks to receive updates in compensatory strategies, as well as emotional support and education that can help them adapt to lifestyle changes that have taken place since they finished their rehabilitation program.
Fast Track Program
Our Fast Track Program is often a good fit for people with mild brain injuries who are preparing to transition back to work. Specifically, people best suited to this program are only a few months removed from their mild brain injury and need short-term targeted compensation training by a core CTN team to return to their job.
Psychoeducation along with family support and education are included in this program.
The treatment team at the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, consists of licensed or certified specialists in neuropsychology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational counseling, and recreational therapy. The team consults with the referring physician to review the patient’s progress and medical needs. Psychiatric and dietician consultations are also available as needed.
Learn More about the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation
For more information, please call (602) 406-3473 and ask to speak with our neuro-rehabilitation admissions coordinator.