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

June 2021 – to complete the training and receive an attendance certificate participants must attend all 4 session dates.

Days 1-3: 17th, 18th and 19th June, 2021;

Day 4: 2nd November 2021 either and am or pm half-day small group work session.

1. Course Summary and trainers

This training offers an opportunity for occupational therapists and physiotherapists working with adults and children with neurological conditions to learn the CO-OP Approach. CO-OP enables skill acquisition, problem solving and generalization and transfer of skills to the real world in a variety of rehabilitation populations, including DCD, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, dystonia, and stroke. Active CO-OP researcher Dr. Hortensia Gimeno, Evelina Children’s Hospital and Anne Corbett MSc, trainer and an independent occupational therapist, will conduct on-line 4 -sessions of  CO-OP workshops. Dr. Gimeno 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 is an occupational therapist and previously a therapy manager within the NHS and has 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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