Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System
Jarrad H. Van Stan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathologist, Adjunct Professor
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Institute of Health Professions
This course will orient learners to the NIDILRR- and PCORI-funded Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS), an interprofessional standardized system for defining and specifying rehabilitation treatments. Examples of clinical treatments and case scenarios will be discussed to: (1) elucidate the structure, principles, and terminology of the RTSS; (2) facilitate reflection on active ingredients and targets of rehabilitation interventions; and (3) demonstrate how the RTSS can stimulate critical thinking and strengthen clinical reasoning underlying the planning and delivery of interventions. Learners will be provided opportunities to practice applying the RTSS to treatments used in their clinical, academic, and/or research work.