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SENSE Workshop: Sensory rehabilitation following Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

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Floreat, WA 6014

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Sensory impairment is common post stroke and in cerebral palsy, with negative impact on exploration of the
environment, hand function and activity participation. In this workshop Professor Carey and associates will
present an evidence based approach to sensory training (http://youtu.be/G9V3I30pn68 ). The nature of loss,
neuroimaging outcomes, and impact on function will be reviewed. New quantitative sensory measures will
be presented and neuroscience foundations of brain plasticity discussed. Approaches to sensory training will
be critically appraised. A novel, evidence-based approach to sensory discrimination training that is founded
on neuroscience and perceptual learning will be presented with evidence from a randomised controlled trial
involving adults post-stroke and a clinical intervention trial involving children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Application of principles of training to occupation-based, client-centred tasks and preliminary evidence of
effectiveness of this approach will also be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to apply the
assessment and training approaches in the context of clinical case scenarios related to adults and children.
Clinical problem solving will be facilitated by group discussion and small group work, with involvement of
experienced clinicians.

By attending this workshop you will:

  • Appreciate the nature of sensory impairment for individuals who have experienced stroke and cerebral palsy and its functional impact

  • Critically evaluate current assessment methods and be aware of new standardized assessments for adults and children.

  • Critically evaluate methods of treating sensory impairment relative to current principles of neuroscience.

  • Apply newly researched sensory training methods to a range of sensory stimuli and tasks for adults and children.

  • Apply evidence-based principles of sensory training in the context of functional activities.

  • Adopt an evidence-based approach to assessment and training of sensory impairment.

Leanne Carey BAppSc(OT), PhD, in collaboration with stroke and paediatric therapists

Professor Leeanne Carey is a Professor of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University and the founding head of the Neurorehabilitation and Recovery research group at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, Australia. Her research program focuses on development of approaches to rehabilitation that are founded on theories of neuroplasticity and learning, and empirically tested for clinical and neuroanatomical outcomes using functional neuroimaging techniques. Research therapists involved with the application of SENSe with stroke and cerebral palsy populations will share their experiences in these applications.

Please arrive at 8.30am on July 23rd for registration.

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