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The Facts

  • Date: Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November 2019 (plus a third day)
  • Time: 09:00am – 16:30pm
  • Venue: The Children’s Trust, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, KT20 5RU
  • Price: £450 early bird (booked before 30 September 2019) / £600 thereafter

Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance

15 November 2019
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 Hortensia Gimeno and Anne Corbett MSc will conduct a 3-day CO-OP workshop. Ms 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 a Therapy Manager within the NHS and has 25 years’ experience working with a paediatric population in the community. During this training, you will be introduced to the basics of CO-OP and provided with a foundation for its application to children with neurodisability. This training is also be suitable for adult therapists working in neurology as the approach is fundamentally the same but the examples used in this training will be of children and young people.

Course Content – Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November 2019

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 takes place on Friday 6 March 2020. After practising CO-OP in your own clinical setting, you will return on this day 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. An early bird special ticket offer is available to those booking their space before 30 September 2019 – book today for £450, saving £150 on the full ticket price. Tickets for this three-day training are £600 thereafter.  To book your space on our Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance training, please click here. Alternatively, for further information please contact Sharon Tuppeny, Head of Therapy - Rehabilitation by emailing stuppeny@thechildrenstrust.org.uk or calling 01737 365 000.