Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDOC) and the Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART): Questions you may have and what to expect – Information for families, friends and carers

SMART is a standardised tool recommended by The Royal College of Physicians. It provides specialist assessment of awareness and potential to communicate for those individuals in a prolonged disorder of consciousness. This leaflet explains what a SMART assessment is and the process for admission.