4-Jun-2020 8:00 AM - 5-Jun-2020 4:00 PM - -

Joan Toglia - 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.

Course Information and Registration: http://mindworksgroup.ca/workshops/june-2020-workshop/


Course Description and Agenda

Functional Cognition: Cognitive Rehabilitation Assessment and Intervention Methods

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 1

8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am Overview of Cognition and Occupational Performance

  • Executive Function Performance & Functional Cognition
  • Interpreting clinical scenarios
  • Recognizing the components of EF within performance
  • Video Clips: Analysis of client perspectives and functional cognitive errors
10:45am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:00pm Cognitive Assessment: Standardized Tests

  • Screening: Micro Screens, Mental Status Screens (MoCA), Higher Level Screens
  • Interpretation of results and relationship to ADL/ IADL
  • Assessment resources
  • Specific Areas of Assessment – Online CMT-2
  • Deciding When and Where to Start: Building a Decision Tree
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:30pm

Cognitive Questionnaires and Rating Scales

  • Assessing Awareness
  • Assessing perceptions of cognitive everyday symptoms
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Performance Based Assessment

  • Performance Based measures – different methods of Assessment
  • Small group activity and role play
  • (Continued) Discussion of Performance Based Assessments
  • Documentation of results
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:15pm
  • WCPA- Overview, Interpretation and case analysis: Using assessment as a foundation for treatment planning Case Analysis Continued
  • Complex task performance and subtle cognitive deficits
4:15pm – 4:30pm Discussion of clinical cases


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.

DAY 2

7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 10:15am

An Overview of Cognitive Rehabilitation Approaches

  • Errorless learning, spaced retrieval and task specific training
  • Cognitive adaptations – Matching adaptions to symptoms
  • Use of Everyday Technology to support cognitive performance in learning and daily life.
10:15am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Use of Everyday Technology to support or enhance cognitive function (continued)

Neuroplasticity and remediation

  • Computer based cognitive remedial programs
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Promoting Strategy Use to Optimize Function
Metacognitive Strategy Approaches
Overview of the key components of the Multicontext approach
Expanding use of functional cognitive activities to place demands on executive functions.
Video Case examples and discussion

2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Metacognitive Strategy Training Techniques: Mediation Guidelines for facilitating self-regulation & executive thinking
  • Integrating use of strategies across a wide range functional cognitive activities
3:45pm – 4:00pm Summary and discussion

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Course Objectives

Joan Toglia, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor of Occupational Therapy and Dean of the School of Health & Natural Sciences at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York and Professional Associate in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at New York Presbyterian- Cornell Weill Medical Center.. Dr. Toglia has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy and is internationally recognized as a leader in the rehabilitation of persons with cognitive deficits. In addition to her degree in Occupational Therapy, Dr. Toglia completed advanced graduate and doctoral work in Educational Psychology with specializations in cognition & learning as well as measurement & evaluation.

Dr. Toglia has contributed extensively to the field of cognitive perceptual rehabilitation as a clinician, author, educator and researcher. She has presented over 300 workshops and lectures around the world on cognitive rehabilitation, focusing on theory, assessment methods and intervention strategies to support and optimize cognitive function across different ages and diagnostic groups. Her publications and research include a focus on metacognitive strategy intervention, assessment tools and the relationship between cognitive impairments and occupational performance.

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Joan Toglia, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA is Professor of Occupational Therapy and Dean of the School of Health & Natural Sciences at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York and Professional Associate in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department at New York Presbyterian- Cornell Weill Medical Center.. Dr. Toglia has over 30 years of experience in Occupational Therapy and is internationally recognized as a leader in the rehabilitation of persons with cognitive deficits. In addition to her degree in Occupational Therapy, Dr. Toglia completed advanced graduate and doctoral work in Educational Psychology with specializations in cognition & learning as well as measurement & evaluation.

Dr. Toglia has contributed extensively to the field of cognitive perceptual rehabilitation as a clinician, author, educator and researcher. She has presented over 300 workshops and lectures around the world on cognitive rehabilitation, focusing on theory, assessment methods and intervention strategies to support and optimize cognitive function across different ages and diagnostic groups. Her publications and research include a focus on metacognitive strategy intervention, assessment tools and the relationship between cognitive impairments and occupational performance.

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