COGNITIVE REHABILITATION
(Professionals)

COURSE LOCATION: Webcast at Home/Office
Date: 12/10/2020



INSTRUCTORS: Kit Malia & Anne Brannagan
'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)


COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This 4 hour webcast 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.

 

This a 'Webcast on Demand' meaning that you can watch it at any point during the broadcast, which lasts for 24 hours; you can rewind, pause or fast forward; watch it all in one go, or split it up as suits you.



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

Programme

HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK? 35 minutes
What does the brain do? Anatomy of the brain. What is a brain injury? Common problems

 

PRINCIPLES OF CRT 31 minutes
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 13 minutes
What is attention? How is attention affected by brain injury? A practical model for attention.

 

THE 4 APPROACHES TO CRT 25 minutes
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 14 minutes
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? 5 minutes
What is it like to have cognitive problems? Cognitive simulation. The link with behaviour problems.

 

HOW TO ASSESS COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS 17 minutes
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 24 minutes
What is information processing? How is information processing affected by brain injury. A practical model for information processing.

 

A MODEL OF MEMORY 19 minutes
What is memory? How is memory affected by brain injury? A practical model for memory.

 

A MODEL OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS 23 minutes
What are executive functions? How are executive functions affected by brain injury? A practical model for executive functions.

 

HOW TO TREAT COGNITIVE PROBLEMS 31 minutes
4 treatment approaches. General resources. Specific resources for each of the cognitive modules.

 

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE 6 minutes
What are you going to do now?

 

 


Workshop Fee: £100.00

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