The 2016 Greensboro Mental Health Symposium was an event organized by Therap experts to network with the service providers and communities of professionals in the developmental disability industry. It tackled this complex group of disorders and trained participants about the Therap module. Participants also learned about the recent developments in individual support documentation and reporting and electronic health records.
What Are Developmental Disabilities?
As an overview, the symposium began by discussing the general topic. Developmental disabilities are a set of conditions which are long-term and usually severe. These conditions arise from the impairment in the physical, behavioral, and language areas of the brain that significantly disturbs its functioning.
This group of disabilities includes Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disorders, and behavior disorders, among others. One in six American children lives with these disorders. They generally have no cure yet, but their symptoms can be mitigated and treated. Treatment plans for such are available based on the immediate needs of the patient, often a child, formulated by a team of professionals and doctors in the field.
Therap modules and products mainly target the professionals and the developmental disabilities service providers. Studies have shown that electronic documentation, health tracking applications, and medication administration records are useful in providing such services to the patients.
The guaranteed benefits of using Therap products are enhanced risk analysis and effective health outcomes measurement. Therap modules consist mainly of improved platforms for goal tracking, witness reports, nursing or progress notes, medication error reports, and customer support and training, among others. Therap aims for the service organizations to deliver the highest quality of health care.
Comprehensive training about these products and modules for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users comprised the symposium. Conducted and facilitated by Therap experts, it was also successful in knowledge-sharing and network-building among the colleagues and professionals in the developmental disability industry.