Return to School Program: What is RTS?

After a concussion or mTBI, some people find it hard to get back to life and to school. The RTS Group Program teaches students to manage their concussion and mild brain injury symptoms. Specific strategies are taught in a seven week module based program focused on:

  • Understanding the injury
  • Social Communication
  • Reading
  • Technology
  • Study Skills
  • Writing
  • A final review session

Strategies and skills are presented in a hands-on group format designed to simulate a classroom setting. Each session is two hours and attendance is mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to participating, students must be accepted into the program by the group facilitator

Students are expected to:

  • Attend class every Monday from 10 am to 12 pm
  • Bring the provided RTS Resource Binder to every session
  • Practice participation and speaking during class
  • Complete assigned practice homework
  • Complete pre and post-assessments at the beginning and end of the seven week program

Students are encouraged to treat each session as if it were a course they are enrolled in. They will learn about their injury and strategies to help with symptoms to increase their efficiency in completing schoolwork. You can find an example and more information about the program in this CTV News Story video on YouTube.

Who we serve:

  • Individuals who have had a mild brain injury/concussion
  • Students attending school, or those planning to return to school in the near future (secondary or post-secondary education)
  • To qualify for the RTS Group Program, a physician's referral is required

Referral Information:

  • Physician Referral Form
  • Referrals are accepted from within the 10 counties of Southwestern Ontario: Essex, Lambton, Middlesex, Elgin, Kent, Oxford, Perth, Bruce, Grey, and Huron
  • Assessment is required by a Speech-Language Pathologist for acceptance into the program
Last updated: Tue, 2017-08-22 13:56