Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop

WORKSHOP HOSTED BY PROACTIVE

INSTRUCTORS: Kit Malia & Anne Brannagan

DATE: 15 & 16 March 2016

VENUE: Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs St East, Auckland City

TIME: 8.45am for a 9.30pm start – 4pm.

COST: $700+GST (early bird by 31/1/16), $800+GST (after 31/1/16)

TO REGISTER: Download and complete this form and email to workshop@proactive4health.co.nz

Registration Form – Proactive Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop 2015 Download (230KB)

Please note places are on a first come basis.

For further information, please email Jan Henry jan@proactive4health.co.nz or call 021 702 558.

WORKSHOP INFORMATION PACK

Proactive Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Workshop Information Pack 2015 Download (170KB)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

“The cognitive deficits of traumatic brain injury are the most handicapping. Therefore, an efficacious method of ameliorating these deficits is, and will be, a core component of any truly effective rehabilitation approach.”   Nathan Cope (1995)

This two day interactive workshop is suitable for professionals working with adults who have cognitive problems following brain injury. The course focuses on practical activities that can be used in the rehabilitation of attention, visual processing, information processing, memory and executive functions.

AIMS

  • To extend skills and knowledge about cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • To introduce materials that can be used to develop cognitive skills
  • To provide practical activities to take away and use with clients/patients

COURSE CONTENT

HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK?
What does the brain do? Anatomy of the brain. What is a brain injury? Common problems.

PRINCIPLES OF CRT
What is cognition? What is CRT? Making sense of cognition. The 5 cognitive modules. The 4 approaches to CRT. Metacognition. Keys to successful CRT. Teaching skills.

A MODEL OF ATTENTION
What is attention? How is attention affected by brain injury? A practical model for attention.

THE 4 APPROACHES TO CRT
WHO model applied to CRT. Education, Process Training, Strategy Training, Functional Activities Training in detail. Developing a new sense of self.

A MODEL OF VISUAL PROCESSING
What is visual processing? How is visual processing affected by brain injury. A practical model for visual processing.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE A BRAIN INJURY?
What is it like to have cognitive problems? Cognitive simulations. The link with behaviour problems.

HOW TO ASSESS COGNITIVE PROBLEMS
Why do we assess. The 3 approaches to assessment. Assessing: Attention, Visual processing, Information processing, Memory and Executive Functions. Clinical reasoning skills. Setting SMART goals.

A MODEL OF INFORMATION PROCESSING
What is information processing? How is information processing affected by brain injury? A practical model for information processing.

A MODEL OF MEMORY
What is memory? How is memory affected by brain injury? A practical model for memory.

A MODEL OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
What are executive functions? How are executive functions affected by brain injury? A practical model for executive functions.

HOW TO TREAT COGNITIVE PROBLEMS
4 treatment approaches. General resources. Specific resources for each of the cognitive modules.

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
What are you going to do now?

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