Implementing Cognitive Approaches in Occupational Therapy Practice

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Level: Intermediate
Check in time: 7:30-8:00
Course time: 8:00-4:30
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435
International Room
Contact Hours 7.0
Course Fee: $200.00

Course intended to be completed in full.  If you need to arrive late or leave early the CE department must be notified before course takes place for contact hours to be adjusted.

AOTA: Hours for partial credit will be adjusted on your course certificate.  OT/COTA are able to claim the hours actually attended.  AOTA logo will remain on course certificate. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Fees will apply

Group Discounts:

If three people from the same organization register for a course, each person will receive a 10% discount. Four or more registered will receive a 15% discount. Please email or call ahead of time with the names of the people who will be registering as a group, [email protected] or 612-672-5607.

For Group discounts:  USE CODE rehab10 for 10% discount and rehab15 for 15% discount for group

Course Description:
In this course, Carolyn Baum will address the role of functional cognition in supporting goal directed behaviors with clients who have cognitive impairment.  Participants of the course will be exposed to various outcome tools that address a person-occupation-environment performance including the EFPT, Activity Card Sort, Functional Behavior Profile, MOS Social Support, PROMIS tools, Community Participation Index, Participation Self-Efficacy Scale.  Participants will be introduced to using both guided discovery and self-management principles and action planning in interventions, and will practice skills.  In addition, they will be introduced to the use of Stroke Fact sheets as a patient and family resource.  
Dr. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA  served in clinical roles at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Research Medical Center (Health Midwest) in Kansas City until 1976 when she joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine as the director of occupational therapy clinical services at the Irene Walter Johnson Institute of Rehabilitation. In 1979, she began working with Dr. Leonard Berg as a part of the Memory and Aging Project. That work, and his guidance, triggered a scholarly career and framed her doctoral work. In 1988, she was appointed director of the Program in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Baum has been involved in two major rehabilitation policy initiatives. She served on the National Institutes of Health committee that wrote the rehabilitation plan for Congress that implemented the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, and she served on the Institute of Medicine committee that wrote the report “Enabling America” for Congress, which subsequently was published as a book. She has served many roles in state and national occupational therapy organizations. She was president of the American Occupational Therapy Association (1981-82, 2003-2007) twice, president of the American Occupational Therapy Certification Board, now NBCOT (1986-1992), on the Research Advisory Panel and she chairs the Research Commission for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. Dr. Baum is presently Elias Michael Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy, Professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology, and Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • Recognize and apply functional cognition in OT interventions
  • Build client-centered plans to help patients generalize and self-manage neurological conditions with use of appropriate OT assessment tools.
  • Use a guided discovery approach to support patient’s generalization of skills to address community participation.
  • Apply self-management approaches to OT intervention to help patients manage their health condition over time.                   


7:30-8:00 AM Check in time/Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AM Role of functional cognition/goal directed behaviors
9:00-10:00 AM Measures to address a person-occupation-environment performance approach to care
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 AM Continued: Executive Function Test, Activity Card Sort, Functional Behavior Profile, MOS Social Support, PROMIS Tools,Community Participation Index, Participation Self-Efficacy Scale
11:15-12:00 Guided Discovery and Self-Management Principles
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Stroke Fact Sheets
2:00-2:30 PM Break
2:30-3:00 PM Continued: Stroke Fact Sheets
3:00-4:30 PM Action Planning and Practice Skills




AOTA Classification Code: Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process