This full-day training workshop was presented by Dr. Jessica Trevena-Peters, Prof Jennie Ponsford, and Dr. Adam McKay.
Synopsis of session:
This one-day workshop provides occupational therapists with the necessary background and training to deliver an evidence-based intervention; activities of daily living (ADL) skills retraining. The intervention is based on procedural and errorless learning principles and the neurofunctional approach. A manual has been developed to guide the intervention delivery. Workshop participants will be trained in the delivery of the intervention and have access to free supervision sessions when implementing the intervention clinically.
Following this workshop participants will:
• Have greater knowledge regarding posttraumatic amnesia and memory systems
• Be aware of the current practice of PTA management and evidence-base for this
• Understand the theoretical framework of the ADL skills retraining intervention
• Feel confident to trial or implement delivery of the ADL skills retraining intervention
• Feel confident in engaging cognitively impaired/agitated individuals in intervention
• Have access to the manual and resources to best support delivery of the intervention in addition to supervision sessions
Target audience: Occupational therapists working with individuals who either have sustained a TBI and are in PTA or with various diagnoses (e.g., acquired brain injury/stroke, other neurological conditions) who have significant cognitive and memory difficulties.
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