Certified Brain Injury Specialist Advanced Practice
Information & Eligibility
The CBIS/T-AP Specialist program is designed for seasoned brain injury professionals.
The CBIS/T-AP Specialist demonstrates expertise in understanding and application of cognitive rehabilitation principles; teaching and supervising others providing these services; collaborating with the patient, family, and rehab team; assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating care required to meet an individual’s brain injury rehabilitation and health needs as permitted by practice setting.
The advanced certification concept encompasses neurorehabilitation as a broader group of topics including cognitive rehabilitation, principles of motor learning, academic success, community reentry, return to work, community mobility, etc. Advanced Practice certification is intended for all practitioners in neurorehabilitation, to include but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, music and art therapy, vocational staff, and educators. Advanced certification would be appropriate for graduate-degreed (or equivalent) clinicians and therapists with more experience than required for CBIS. CBIS/T-AP would serve as an important part of the career ladder in neurorehabilitation.
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