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FREE EVENING LECTURE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Everyday Cognition Implications for Assessment and Intervention
By Dr Judy L. Ranka
Dr. Judy Ranka is an Occupational Therapist with extensive international experience as an educator, researcher and clinician. She continues to hold positions at the University of Sydney, Southern Cross University and Charles Sturt University in Australia as well as manages her own business, the Occupational Performance Network. Her expertise is in cognitive rehabilitation, management of upper limb disorders post acquired and traumatic brain impairment, and occupational therapy theory development.
This evening seminar will focus on examining contemporary issues in cognitive assessment and intervention. Included will be an overview of what is meant by cognition and the current best practice recommendations for assessing and providing intervention to people with cognitive impairment. This will be followed by a critical review of typical methods used to assess cognitive capacity and the presentation of an alternative approach that focuses on assessing functional cognition. The conceptual framework of this approach will be presented with an illustration of how cognitive problems can be observed in everyday life. The utility of this approach in informing practice for people with cognitive impairments will be described.