Optimizing Functional Cognition and Executive Function: Assessment and Strategy based Intervention using The Multicontext Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation

Presented by Dr Joan Toglia, internationally recognised for her MultiContext approach to cognitive rehabilitation. 
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April 4th - Part 1: Cognitive Dysfunction: Assessment Tools and Performance Based Measure (Registration at 8am)
April 5-6 - Part 2: Fundamentals of the Multicontext Approach.

Location: The Alfred Centre, 99 Commercial Road, Melbourne 3004, Alfred Health.

About the Presenter: Dr Joan Toglia, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA has over 35 years of experience in Occupational Therapy, with a specialization in Neuro Rehabilitation and cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumour, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Her advanced graduate and doctoral work in Educational Psychology includes specializations in cognition & learning as well as measurement & evaluation. https://multicontext.net/about


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand and identify different cognitive perceptual symptoms and performance errors from written case descriptions and video clips (eg. working memory, flexibility, inhibition, prospective memory)
2. Analyze a range of factors that may be impacting functional cognitive performance for selected clinical scenarios
3. Select appropriate performance based assessment tools that match client’s level and needs, based on knowledge of different performance based methods.
4. Compare and contrast different cognitive functional performance-based assessment methods
5. Interpret, summarize and compare functional cognitive assessment results from at least 2 different performance based methods or tools.
6. Link performance based evaluation results to treatment planning and recommendations
7. Apply knowledge of the Multicontext approach to analysis and critique of at least 2 treatment videos or case scenarios.
8. Choose effective cognitive strategies for at least 2 different functional cognitive problems or performance errors.
9. Analyze and determine at least 2 obstacles to effective strategy use.
10. Select, modify and manipulate activity characteristics of at least one functional cognitive activity, to place demands on 2 different aspects of executive functioning.
11. Select and arrange at least 4 functional cognitive treatment activities along a horizontal continuum to promote generalization of strategy use.
12. Apply use of a metacognitive framework within the context of a functional cognitive activity.
13. Select and judge at least 3 metacognitive questions and prompts based on written case scenarios.
14. Evaluate therapist adherence for at least one metacognitive treatment component through analysis of video, audio or written case scenario.
15. Analyze and use an assessment summary to select and prioritize Multicontext treatment goals and activities for at least one clinical case.
16. Select at least 2 outcome measures to assess the effectiveness of treatment.




Optimizing Functional Cognition and Executive Function: Assessment and Strategy based Intervention using The Multicontext Approach to Cognitive Rehabilitation

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Contact NameNatasha Lannin
Contact EmailNatasha.Lannin@monash.edu / N.Lannin@Alfred.org.au
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