Functional Cognition: Cognitive Rehabilitation Assessment and Intervention Methods
Instructor: Joan Toglia PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dates: Thursday, June 4 – Friday, June 5, 2020
Location: Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
Cost: $650. + GST (5%) Early Bird Rate, $700. + GST (5%) after May 1, 2020
Price includes handouts, breakfast, breaks and lunches. A block of rooms will be held at the Hotel Clique Calgary Airport until May 14, 2020. Please call and book your accommodation: (403) 460 9588 (front desk). Code to quote: 0604MW or under group name MindWorks.
Day 1: Cognitive Deficits: Assessment Tools and Performance Based Measures
This workshop will provide therapists with the ability to analyze and interpret task errors observed during IADL performance and select or choose the most appropriate assessment tools and outcome measures for adults with acquired brain injury and executive function deficits. An in depth review of executive function (EF) components and the interdependence of EF with other cognitive perceptual domains will provide a foundation for interpretation of performance errors. Different assessment methods will be reviewed with a focus on executive function and recently developed performance based measures. Evaluations that include standardized rating scales of awareness, everyday behaviors, cognitive screenings, IADL, and specific cognitive perceptual tests will be discussed along with general implications for treatment.
Day 2: An Overview of Cognitive Intervention Methods for Optimizing Function
A broad overview of different methods that can be used to promote and enhance cognitive function and participation in everyday activities will be presented. Interventions such as errorless learning, task and environmental adaptations, use of everyday technology, remediation and emerging technologies will be discussed in the context of Occupational Therapy and evidence based practice. The afternoon will focus on use of a metacognitive strategy approach. Case examples and videos will show how repeated experiences with a range of activities that present common cognitive challenges, provide clients with the opportunity to self-discover patterns of performance errors, anticipate activity conditions that present difficulties, and practice similar strategies across different tasks. Clinical examples and applications will focus on adults with stroke and acquired brain injury, however implications for a wide range of populations will be discussed.