This course is designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who work with persons with any kind of cognitive dysfunction including dementia, stroke, TBI, Parkinsonâ€™s Disease, mental illness, etc. This course will provide the participant with an in depth overview of the 6 Allen Cognitive Levels and the modes of performance that subdivide the levels. Occupational therapy practitioners will gain an understanding of how to administer and score the Allen Cognitive Level Screen in order to assess cognitive level of function. Finally participants will be able use task equivalence through task analysis in order to set realistic and relevant treatment goals, predict treatment functional outcomes and make recommendations for environmental modifications that maximize independence and protect patient safety.
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- What is cognitive function?
- Importance of understanding why cognitive assessment is important
- Causes of Cognitive Dysfunction
- How Cognitive Levels Can Change
- The Allen Cognitive Theory
- The Allen Cognitive Levels
- The Allen Battery
- The Routine Task Inventory
- The Allen Cognitive Level Screen
- Treatment Planning
- Functional and Associated Cognitive Levels
- Hierarchy of Information Processing
- Goal Writing
- Discharge Planning
- Case Studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
Occupational therapy practitioners will develop an understanding of the Allen cognitive levels as well as an understanding of how to administer the Allen Cognitive Level Screen. OT Practitioners will be able to develop cognitively appropriate treatment goals and plans.
- Identify causes of cognitive dysfunction and the unique contribution of occupational therapy in treating patients with cognitive impairments.
- Identify the information processing model.
- Recognize the importance of assessing cognitive function.
- List the six cognitive levels of function and the modes of performance that subdivide the levels.
- Identify how to administer the Allen Cognitive Level Screening to evaluate cognitive level of function.
- Recognize how to use task equivalence through task analysis in order to set realistic and relevant treatment goals and predict treatment functional outcomes.
- List recommendations for environmental modifications that maximize independence and protect patient safety.
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Vicki Case is employed by AdventHealth University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service