CAOT- An Occupational Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation - Halifax, NS - SOLD OUT -
25-Sep-2017 8:00 AM - 26-Sep-2017 4:00 PM



An Occupational Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation

Halifax, NS- September 25 and 26, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time)

This two-day workshop is targeted at occupational therapists with all levels of experience in cognitive rehabilitation with adult neurological populations. It aims to equip therapists with both conceptual knowledge and practical techniques that reflect current evidence-based occupational therapy practice in cognitive rehabilitation. Small group discussions, videos and clinical reasoning activities will be utilized in order to help participants apply new knowledge. Research findings on new intervention programs and clinical case studies with a particular focus on working with adults with acquired brain injury will be integrated into the presentations. 

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.


Comfort Hotel
88 Chain Lake Drive,
Halifax, NS B3S 1A2


Day 1:
  • Overview and introduction to cognitive rehabilitation
  • Behavioural learning/training techniques in the cognitive rehabilitation toolbox
  • Occupation-based goal planning with people with cognitive impairment
  • Attention – conceptualization, subtypes, systems
  • Evidence-based treatment for attention impairment
  • Memory – conceptualization, subtypes, systems
  • Evidence-based treatments for memory impairment
  • Research examples and case studies in memory rehabilitation
Day 2:
  • Executive function and occupational performance
  • Evidence-based interventions for dysexecutive syndrome
  • Self-awareness and metacognition – conceptualization, subtypes, models
  • A biopsychosocial approach to assessment and intervention for impaired self-awareness
  • Occupation-based metacognitive interventions for enhancing self-awareness and goal performance
  • Research examples and case studies in metacognitive interventions.
  • Community integration and long term outcomes (if time permits)

Goals and Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the important role of occupation in cognitive rehabilitation.
  2. Conceptualize the neuropsychological basis of cognitive functions including attention, memory,executive and metacognitive function.
  3. Be able to apply a repertoire of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation techniques for specificcognitive impairments.
  4. Be able to individually tailor cognitive rehabilitation programs taking into account clients’ goals,cognitive profiles, level of self-awareness and emotional status, with an emphasis on communityparticipation.
  5. Learn about the results of current research providing innovative approaches to cognitiverehabilitation in occupational therapy practice.

Target Audience:

Occupational therapists with all levels of experience in cognitive rehabilitation with adult neurological populations.


Dr. Jennifer Fleming

Dr Jennifer Fleming is an occupational therapy researcher and academic with 30 years clinical and research experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation. She holds the position of Professor in Occupational Therapy at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Jenny was awarded her PhD in 1996, and has been an active researcher, postgraduate student supervisor, and presenter since then. She has published her work in over 190 publications to date including journal articles, book chapters and a text book. Jenny is a chief investigator on a Centre for Research Excellence in traumatic brain injury recovery funded by the National Health and Medical Research Centre in Australia and has attracted AUD$6.3 million in funding for her research. She is Co-editor-in-Chief of the journal Brain Impairment. Her research focuses on cognitive rehabilitation, particularly in the areas of memory and self-awareness, and improving psychosocial outcomes for people with brain injury. With the aim of translating research findings into practice, Jenny has presented cognitive rehabilitation workshops to occupational therapists across all Australian states.

Registration Fees:

Regular rates: Between March 9 and July 26, 2017

CAOT Members and Associates: $475 
Non-Members: $712.50

Groups of 4 or more people from the same organization* 

When four or more individuals from the same organization are interested in registering for this workshop, please contact with your preferred workshop date and the number of people in the group to receive a coupon code valid for 10% off the registration fee for each member of the group.

*Pending sufficient spaces remaining in the workshop

When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee.  We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: July 26, 2017

*If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact education@caot.caor 1-800-434-2268 ext. 247.

**Limited registrations available: Maximum 60 registrants.

To offer this workshop at a competitive price and to allow each one to choose food items that best suits their needs and preference, lunch is not included in the registration fee. Participants will either bring their lunch or they can go to one of the nearby restaurants. 

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

All refund requests must be sent in writing to the CAOT National Office. Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering. 

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