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Rehabilitation & Rediscovery Foundation, National (NRRF)
The National Rehabilitation & Rediscovery Foundation, Inc. (NRRF) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with brain injuries and other neurological disabilities.
Programs and Services
Life Skills Training – provides training to develop functional strategies and skills to compensate for cognitive deficits post TRI. Strategies and techniques are developed, rehearsed, and implemented into a person's life to live and work independently within the community setting. Life skills areas may include organization, time and money management, meal planning and preparation, daily living, social skills, and pre-vocational skills.
Case Management – Case managers create a dynamic collaborative process which utilizes and builds on the strengths and resources of the consumer, family members, and community agencies to assist needs, access and coordinate needed services, and achieve short and long term goals. The case manager's process involves accessing, planning implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating to promote quality cost effective outcomes.
Cognitive Rehabilitation – This service encompasses individually designed foundations of intellectual skill building. This therapeutic modality provides a systematic application of intervention techniques aimed at improving cognitive processing and the ability to perform daily life tasks. Life skills training compliment this service by providing the intensive application of compensatory strategies to improve independent living.
Neuromuscular Training – This service focuses on improving a person's physical and psychosocial health and well-being. These one hour weekly sessions incorporate stretching exercises, adapted yoga, and tai chi. Each movement is adapted to each individual's ability level.
Dance Movement & Motor Skills:
Movement Therapy and Motor Skills Programs – While learning through a bodily-kinesthetic approach, this service focuses on encouraging self expression and increasing self-esteem while also improving balance and coordination, strength and endurance, cognitive processing skills and social competency skills.
Rhythms of Hope Dance Company – NRRF established the Rhythms of Hope Dance Company in 1996 to celebrate the successes of persons with disabilities. Through performances, the company educates and enlightens audiences on the potential of persons with disabilities and recognizes them for their contribution to the human spirit. The dances tell stories of life's struggles, and the growth and rediscovery process that takes place over time. The company tours during the year.
Dance & Movement Workshops – NRRF conducts dance & movement workshops within a variety of settings demonstrating how movement is used as a means of emotional and imaginative expression and human development.
Dance & Movement Program – NRRF offers Movement Therapy, Motor Skills and Creative Movement, and Dance Movement workshops throughout the Northern Virginia Area.
The Hope Project – The Hope Project is a pilot program designed to provide veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families with a comprehensive, community-integrated curriculum to increase independence and self-sufficiency. By creating a learning community, the program will support an individual's transition from post acute rehabilitation to long-term community living.
Through a series of six modules, taught at Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Center, individuals partake in classes to learn about lifespan issues related to the long term needs of individuals with TBI and their families. Topics include self care and self reliance, compensatory strategy development, daily routine development, health, meaningful nutrition and leisure education, productive focus, support team development, and practicum and mentoring opportunities.