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Workshop: Choosing Assessment Tools & Using Everyday Items and Tasks to Treat Cognition

June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Date: June 23-24, 2017

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, London, ON


Debby McQuillen BSc.OT OT Reg. (Ont.) is an occupational therapist at the Brampton Campus of the William Osler Health Centre. She possesses more than 30 years of experience working in the areas of neurological rehabilitation, long term care, MVA, on road driving assessments and acute care. She has worked and spoken across Canada on assessing and treating cognition. She presently works part time in outpatient neurological rehabilitation.

Course Description:
This course has been designed to provide occupational therapists with a better understanding of cognitive assessment tools including their strengths and limitations. At the end of the course, the therapist should be better able to choose appropriate cognitive assessments, and use the information to interpret results and make practical recommendations and treatment decisions. Both semi standardized and functional assessments will be discussed. Emphasis will be on practical, functional information that can be easily used in the physical medicine inpatient or outpatient setting. However, the information also has application for community and mental health therapists.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the cognitive components, strengths and limitations of basic semi standardized assessments

2. Use clinical judgment to choose the appropriate assessment in a given situation

3. Become familiar with unstructured functional assessments including analysis of cognitive components

4. Identify and use various treatment modalities and strategies targeting specific cognitive processes


Space is limited to 50 registrants, on a first come first serve basis.


Deadline for registration is May 12, 2017.

For more information and how to register:  courses@novusrehab.ca.


June 23, 2017
June 24, 2017
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