July 2011, Florida-- Securing and holding a job can be very difficult in this economic climate. This is especially true for those who have brain injuries. The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation is now offering a vocational rehabilitation program for those in need of brain injury rehabilitation. The program helps brain damage suffers return to the workforce and regain an important part of their normal life routine.
Head injury rehabilitation assists accident victims in recovering critical abilities and equips them with the skills to continue their life the way they want. The program at The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation evaluates the needs of each participant to determine where to start. FINR helps participants develop workplace skills and prepares them for the job search. Clients receive on-campus training in job situations and are evaluated on their job performance during that training.
Using the evaluations as a guideline, the staff helps each client to determine which jobs they are best suited for and which will best fit their needs. Clients receive coaching and assistance locating a job, as well as training to help them successfully secure the job they find. Jobs may also be available through FINR, if they are found to be the best fit for the client.
Most clients are in need of long-term rehab. One of the outstanding features of the FINR program is the ongoing support that clients receive. Once the client is working in their new position, the staff remains active in the client's life and provides guidance and coaching to ensure that the job continues to go well.
Clients are accepted on an individual basis; however, there are a few criteria for admission to the program. Clients must be over the age of 18. If involved in an accident, their medical recovery must have reached a stable place. FINR assists people with neurological dysfunction or neuropsychiatric disorders whose cognitive function is above a certain level; therefore, those below that level cannot be assisted by FINR’s vocational program.
The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation offers clinically sound, high-quality, cost-effective support for those living with brain injuries. All programs are staffed by professionals, often multilingual, trained in relevant therapeutic disciplines, who work in cohesive teams. They also offer family support services.
The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation
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The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR) has developed a comprehensive brain injury continuum of care offering specialized inpatient evaluation and treatment for both children and adults. Through a pre-admission evaluation and medical records review, FINR develops individualized treatment programs.