Learning2Practice: Strategies for Success; The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach (CO-OP).

 

NOW SOLD OUT Dates: 27/28/29 September 2022 Trainers Dr Hortensia Gimeno and Anne Corbett MSc – COST £425

Days 1-3 on the 27/28/29 September are half day morning sessions.

Day 4 (consolidation) 25th January 2023 is a half day session, participants will be allocated to attend either an AM or PM session.

1. Course Summary and trainers

This training offers an opportunity for occupational therapists and physiotherapists working with adults and/or children with developmental or neurological conditions to learn the CO-OP Approach. CO-OP enables skill acquisition, problem solving and generalisation and transfer of skills to the real world in a variety of rehabilitation populations, including DCD, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, dystonia, and stroke.

 Dr. Hortensia Gimeno, Associate Director for Therapies (Research) Barts Health NHS Trust, is an Occupational therapist with a background in community paediatrics and currently conducts research and works with young people with dystonia at the Evelina children’s Hospital London.

Anne Corbett MSc, trainer and an independent occupational therapist, Associate of Better Communication CIC. Previously a therapy manager within the NHS who 25 years experience working with a paediatric population in the community .

DATES: 6/7/8 December 2022 Trainers Dr Sara McEwen; Dr Hortensia Gimeno and Anne Corbett MSc. – Cost £425

Days 1-3 on the 6/7/8 December are half day morning sessions.

Day 4 (consolidation) 19th April 2023 is a half day session, participants will be allocated to attend either an AM or PM session.

1. Course Summary and trainers

This training offers an opportunity for occupational therapists and physiotherapists working with adults and/or children with developmental or neurological conditions to learn the CO-OP Approach. CO-OP enables skill acquisition, problem solving and generalisation and transfer of skills to the real world in a variety of rehabilitation populations, including DCD, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, dystonia, and stroke.

Dr Sara McEwen Is a physiotherapist, and her research focuses on developing and evaluating combined cognitive and motor interventions for people living with stroke and cancer, as well as implementing and evaluating interventions and programs. 

 Dr. Hortensia Gimeno, Associate Director for Therapies (Research) Barts Health NHS Trust, is an Occupational therapist with a background in community paediatrics and currently conducts research and works with young people with dystonia at the Evelina children’s Hospital London.

Anne Corbett MSc, trainer and an independent occupational therapist, Associate of Better Communication CIC. Previously a therapy manager within the NHS who 25 years experience working with a paediatric population in the community .

 

2. Course Content

You will be introduced to the basics of CO-OP and provided with a foundation for its application to children with neurodisability including developmental coordination disorder, ADHD and autism. This course is also be suitable for adult therapists working in neurology. including adult stroke and acquired brain injury

To learn:

The rationale for using cognitive task orientated approaches

The evidence for CO-OP

The seven key features of CO-OP including dynamic performance analysis, guided discovery, and cognitive strategy use.

To experience:

The use of dynamic performance analysis

The use of global and domain specific strategies

The use of guided discovery

An evidence-based framework for practice

The second stage is a consolidation day that occurs 3-4 months after the initial workshops.  After practicing CO-OP in your own clinical setting, you will return to present a case study, discuss successes and challenges with implementing CO-OP, and have an opportunity for further practice of the areas presenting the greatest challenge.

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