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ISP – Originality Can Function Miracles

Rainbow Joy

Passion, Speed and attitude, this stuff altogether make a Therap user document. Whether your company is about residential,day services or community based employment your corporate mission, vision and values should appear like a style icon since an elegant report will grab the interest of  enthusiastic users to describe that which you want documented.

When documenting in Therap you should never forget it should illustrate the precise business theme e.g. in case your company is an expert in meaningful day activities you might set up ISP Programs associated with meaningful day inside your corporate identity, especially programs which are most requested by individuals. It’s also vital that you use correct language inside it to be able to remain in an ISP theme. Precise language, person centered and goal oriented are the most useful in setting up your ISP Program because they illustrate the sun and rain of energy, speed and progressiveness.

You can try some ISP program samples before beginning to produce your  program identity as it is crucial to collect all the details or inspiring bit of data to develop a pleasant creation. Unequivocally, an ISP program that’s unique, awe-inspiring and galvanizing will inspire the individual and users.

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:31+00:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on ISP – Originality Can Function Miracles

The Therap National Conference – In the Trenches…of Delicious!

Therap National Conference

We take our Therap seriously at the National Conference. Our famed Therap feasts offer a variety of culinary greats, whether you’re craving a slice of GER, a Therap-style T-Log or an ethnic dish from one of our many diverse ISP programs. However, you don’t have to take a trip to the National Conference to get your fill of delicious cuisine. Using Certified Trainer’s Blogs, we’ve compiled 50+ independent blogs in North America that cover Therap. These blogs share mouthwatering agency recipes for success, offer tips on vegan and healthy documenting and highlight some of North America’s best certified trainers.  Many are receptive to product pitches, food events and book reviews. Bon appétit!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:32+00:00January 30th, 2013|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|1 Comment

Security Profiles – A Precarious Love Affair

Picture of a Long bending Raod with a Clear Sky

I just want to go on record and say that when Therap released the Security Profiles last summer I was not a fan. How could Therap do such a thing? Didn’t they know I liked the user privileges just the way they were? Anyway, to make a long story short after a few weeks of bemoaning the changes I began to see the potential of the new security profiles. What I realized is that in every agency there are staff who have several different roles in that agency. Whether it is balancing quality assurance and data entry or supervisory and program administrator, staff get pulled in different directions. This is where the security profiles come in to help. You can create up to three separate profiles each with a different caseload and super role. This gives staff the flexibility to see only the data they want to see for a specific role they have within their agency.

So let me share some of the examples of how a few of the agencies in Kansas have used the Security Profile. In one agency they wanted staff to be able to see T-Logs between departments with out having to have staff see all the T-logs for the entire agency. So they set the staff’s main profile as their home department (residential) and the second profile with the individuals they work with from the other departments (day services). This way staff can manage what data they are seeing when they access Therap. Making for more efficient use of time in the system.

Another agency had a very large day program and wanted staff to be able to access data only for individuals in their smaller work groups, yet also wanted staff to have access to the larger group too. So the main profile was set up with the smaller work group while their secondary profile showed all the individuals in the day program. This again gave the staff the flexibility to manage their time inside of Therap.

I have also noticed that most Quality Assurance staff usually have a caseload of individuals that the manage.  Their super roles are set up with their primary profile as “QA” with oversight for all the individuals in the agency, while the secondary profile has the case management super role with only the individuals they provide case management for.

Finally, the last example is an agency has a committee with staff of various roles who review GERs for quality.  So, that agency gave the committee members a profile so that they can review GERs even though their usual super role would prevent them from seeing them.

So, count me as a convert!  I have drank the Kool-Aid and fallen in love with Security Profiles.  They give agencies the ability to be flexible with what data staff are seeing when using Therap.  This allows staff to be more efficient when in the system so they can spend more time working with the individuals they serve.  So, ask your self this, “How has your agency used the Security Profiles, and does it allow staff to be more efficient in the system?”  Also, I would love for you to share how your agency has used Security Profiles.

 

And now… Windmills

 

By |2016-11-03T10:15:34+00:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|Tags: , |1 Comment

Gorillas in the Mist!

 

Gorillas in the Mist

It has been a busy July here in Kansas.  I have had several agencies  have their kick-off for Therap and spent most of the month training staff on how to use Therap’s T-Log, GER, and SComm modules.  I have also been able to spend some time talking to other providers in Kansas to see how they are using Therap.  So I just want to give a big shout out to my new friends at CCL and Futures Unlimited.  They all do great work with individuals with intellectual disabilities and it is amazing to see what they can do with Therap.

But, I really wanted to use this post to share with everyone in Therapland what an awesome job the staff in Mosaic of Southeast Kansas did with implementing Therap in their Pittsburg and Coffeyville agencies.  Most of the Mosaic agencies that I’ve had the pleasure of working with have put together teams to guide the successful implementation of Therap.  These teams have been made up of two people as provider administrators along with one or two other staff as the subject matter experts for the Therap modules.  So far these staff were in an administrative function in their respective agencies.  But not the team in Mosaic of Southeast Kansas.  They had a whole gob of people on their team.  Not only the administrative staff in the key roles but also direct support staff.  They had around ten members total on this team.   They are members of the agency’s Change Management team and are used to help roll out new projects for the agency.  So naturally they were the perfect fit for this new project.  The potential benefits of having direct support staff as subject matter experts is endless.  Anytime day or night if a staff has a question about Therap they will be able to ask their co-worker who will have the best possible answer for them.  A new staff is hired…no problem, just pair them up with one of the many subject matter experts working at the sites.

So, if you’re thinking about implementing Therap in your agency look around…the direct support staff might be just what you need to get your implementation plans rolling out smoothly.  So thanks again to the staff  in Southeast Kansas for making it a great visit and Go Gorillas!

And now…it’s the derby!

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By |2016-11-03T10:15:35+00:00July 26th, 2012|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gorillas in the Mist!

Get the Heck Out of Dodge!

Picture of the Great Western HotelLast week I had the opportunity to visit several of the Mosaic agencies in Western Kansas to talk about my favorite subject, Therap.  My adventure took me to Ellsworth where I got to talk to their agency’s Therap Team about their exciting plans for implementing Therap.  From Ellsworth I then traveled down to Liberal via Dodge City.  I used the opportunity for a break in Dodge City to see the Boot Hill Museum, which I must say was a fun way to spend an hour.  The museum has an old wild west style city block that looks like it was taken straight out of a Hollywood Western.  It was interesting to see all the artifacts from that era, from the saloon, to the pharmacy, and yes they had all the various guns that were used during that time period.  If your traveling trough Dodge City and your a fan of Westerns then you have to stop and spend some time at the museum.

My adventure continued on to Liberal then to Garden City, where I had the opportunity to me the great people that make those agencies amazing providers.  Every agency I visited had wonderful staff who are extremely committed to providing quality supports and services to individuals with MR/DD.  What is even more amazing to me is the fact that everyone I met is excited about using Therap to enhance the work that they do.  That excitement speaks to that strong pioneering spirit that is the heritage of the people who live in western Kansas.

And now for Singing Windmills!

Video on Singing Windmills

By |2012-03-23T16:15:13+00:00March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Get the Heck Out of Dodge!

Introducing Therap

Picture of Matthew Rice's cat 'Therap'

So I have decided to rename my cat Therap.  With that said Therap has been kinda fussy with me since I was gone for a week.  Like all things, she just needs a little TLC.  The Therap conference was amazing and I am really excited to see what Therap will bring to the world of apps.  It was also great meeting all the other users of Therap and getting to hear their experiences with using Therap.

So now for something completely different.  Here’s your video Allison…

Video on Take-Off

 

By |2012-02-11T04:03:55+00:00February 11th, 2012|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Introducing Therap

Hello from Kansas!

Picture of Sky and Road in Kansas City

It amazes me the twists and turns that is our journey through life.  With each moment there is an opportunity to explore and grow as a person.  It happened when I began working with people with intellectual disabilities four years ago, and it is happening again with this new opportunity to bring Therap to the Mosaic agencies in Kansas as a Therap Certified Trainer.  What I have enjoyed so far, is being able to travel to different towns and meet new and fascinating people. But when traveling to these towns I never really thought about how beautiful Kansas is while driving through it, especially on the interstate.  Most of the time it is flat and not much to see except for corn, wheat fields and cows…lots and lots of cows.  However, that all changed when driving through the Flint Hills of South Eastern Kansas at dawn. I was witness to one of the most majestic sunrises I have ever seen.  The beauty in that moment changed the way I felt about driving through Kansas and reminded me of life’s opportunities to take the road less traveled and have that moment to explore and grow.  So that is how I see myself with bringing Therap to the agencies.  So they and their staff have opportunities to discover how amazing Therap is like that sunrise at dawn, and to explore how it can help and improve services so staff can spend more time doing what they love, working with people with intellectual disabilities.

By |2016-11-03T10:15:50+00:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: Matthew Rice's Posts|1 Comment