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Advanced skills in cognitive rehabilitation for occupational therapists

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260 Kooyong Road

Caulfield, VIC 3162

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This is a hands-on educational session to promote the use of evidence-based occupational therapy interventions for cognitive rehabilitation after stroke and brain injury. Workshop presenters are published clinical trialists with experience in implementing these interventions in their own clinical practice as well as being authors of the published protocols that will be shared during the workshop.

During this one-day workshop, the current clinical guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation and the evidence underpinning them will be presented and then translated into processes that can be readily implemented by occupational therapists following the workshop.

Learning Objectives

- Identify the general guidelines for:

  • Occupational therapy assessment of cognition
  • the use of external memory strategies
  • the use of feedback strategies to increase awareness
  • using goal-directed therapies for adults with cognitive deficits

- Use a decision-tree to assist in determining which assessments and cognitive rehabilitation approaches to implement

- Describe techniques for improving insight and awareness and prepare a clinical intervention program for carrying out the treatment protocol in their own setting

- Describe techniques for improving functional memory using memory aids, and prepare a clinical intervention program for carrying out the treatment protocol in their own setting

- Discuss the evidence concerning the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation in the selection and implementation of an occupational therapy intervention program for adults with cognitive impairments

About the Presenters

Julia Schmidt, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada (Faculty of Medicine) and La Trobe University (Occupational Therapy Department). Julia is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia Brain and Behaviour Laboratory. She has over ten years of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation, during which she identified critical gaps in cognitive rehabilitation evidence, which inform her research questions. Julia completed her PhD at the University of Queensland focusing on the efficacy of interventions for impaired self-awareness and her current research interests are to understand how changes in the brain after injury impact a person’s function and everyday life and develop effective cognitive interventions for people after brain impairment. Julia has facilitated multiple workshops and presented her research at international and national conferences.

Natasha A. Lannin, PhD, La Trobe University (Alfred Academic Research Network) and Alfred Health (Occupational Therapy Department). Natasha is an Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy and directs a program of research in acquired brain injury rehabilitation research at Alfred Health (Melbourne). Natasha is a Fellow of both the American Occupational Therapy Association Academy of Research, and of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy in recognition of the contribution her research and trials have made to the profession internationally. She has given numerous regional, national and international presentations in the areas of stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and disability, and has authored or co-authored over 100 publications and several book chapters. Her principal research interests include rehabilitation following acquired brain injury from stroke or trauma, and transitions from hospital to home. She has a particular interest in knowledge translation to maximise occupational therapists’ use of research evidence in their rehabilitation practice.

Emma Schneider, PhD candidate (La Trobe University), and Alfred Health (Occupational Therapy Department). Emma is a senior occupational therapist at the Alfred Health Acquired Brain Injury Unit (Melbourne) where she participates in brain injury rehabilitation research. Emma has over ten years of clinical experience in the area of neurological rehabilitation. As a senior clinician she provides regular education and leadership to allied health clinicians in the areas of upper limb rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation and evidence based practice. She has a particular interest in the implementation of evidence based practice to improve activity and participation outcomes for adults after brain injury.


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