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    Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation


    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 rehabilitation-oriented programs: the Home Independence Program, the Work Reentry Program, the School Reentry Program, and the Transitional Program.

    infographic showing the accomplishments of the center for transitional neuro-rehabilitation

    30 Years of the Center for Transitional Neuro-Rehabilitation

    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.

    Transitional 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.

    Treatment Team

    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 a neuro-rehabilitation admissions coordinator.


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    About Barrow

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.