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Community Reintegration Program for Brain and Spinal Injury Survivors

Quest is Mississippi's most comprehensive outpatient program for people with brain, spinal and other neurological injuries who wish to make a successful return to work, school or community life.

Participants learn the skills necessary for independent living through individual and group sessions and “real-life” community experiences.

The program focuses on improving organization, communication and problem-solving skills, as well as overcoming physical impairments. Strong emphasis is also placed on family involvement and support, as both are key elements in encouraging progress.

Those who wish to participate in Quest must express the desire to do one of the following:

  • Independently perform the activities of daily living
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Return to work or school

Prior to admission, each participant is evaluated by a physical, occupational and speech therapist, with neuropsychology evaluations available when needed. The Quest staff then designs and implements a therapeutic treatment plan which outlines cognitive and physical deficits and identifies achievable goals.

A primary therapist serves as an advocate for each person in the program. Participants and therapists meet weekly to review the treatment plan and discuss any concerns or needs. Therapists also communicate with each patient's family and schedule family conferences as needed.

Treatment plans address these issues:

  • Independent living skills
  • Return to work
  • Support services
  • Educational reentry services
  • Money management
  • Strength and flexibility
  • Memory
  • Social skills
  • Physical reconditioning
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Community outings
  • Counseling
  • Vocational services
  • Job coaching

Individual Treatments include:

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Job Coaching

Group Treatments include:

  • Resiliency Group
  • Community Service Group (Provides weekly service to local charities or organizations)
  • Community Outings (Such as picnics, shopping, bowling and visits to other local areas of interest)
  • Health 101 Group
  • Walking Group
  • Communication Skills Group
  • Tai Chi Group
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Group (for Spinal Cord Injury)

Specialty Services:

  • Work Site Analysis
  • Driving Evaluations
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Aquatic Therapy