Representatives from Learning Services recently attended the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference in Atlanta, where Dr. April Groff, PhD and program director at Learning Services’ North Carolina location, presented her findings on cognitive rehabilitation interventions.
As part of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force at ACRM, Dr. Groff collaborated with other experts in the field, including representatives from Spaulding Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, and Sunnaas Hospital in Norway. Dr. Groff and her team presented a symposium titled, “From Bench to Bedside: Factors Influencing Successful Implementation of Cognitive Rehabilitation Interventions.” The symposium focused on evidenced-based practices for the implementation of ACRM best practices. The presentation was very well received and was attended by several authors of the ACRM Cognitive Rehabilitation Best Practices Manual, who requested that Dr. Groff and her team author a chapter on best practices implementation for the newest edition of the manual, which will be published in 2018. Dr. Groff’s task force was also invited to present another workshop on the topic at next year’s ACRM.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Learning Services is dedicated to developing compensatory strategies that enable individuals with Acquired Brain Injury to function as independently as possible. For more information about ACRM, including this year’s conference, “Progress in Rehabilitation Research,” visit ACRM.org.