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Cognitive Rehabilitation

9.30am | Thursday 11 Jul 2019 to Friday 12 Jul 2019

Marymount Hospice, Curraheen, Co. Cork

Price €100

Booking is not currently open on this event.

This course focuses on practical activities that can be used in the rehabilitation of attention, visual processing, information processing, memory and executive functions. This two day interactive workshop is suitable for professionals working with adults who have cognitive problems following brain injury, including occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

Aims of the training:

  • To extend skills and knowledge about cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • To introduce materials that can be used to develop cognitive skills
  • To provide practical activities to take away and use with clients/patients

Course content:

  • HOW DOES THE BRAIN WORK?: What does the brain do? Anatomy of the brain. What is a brain injury? Common problems.
  • PRINCIPLES OF CRT: What is cognition? What is CRT? Making sense of cognition. The 5 cognitive modules. The 4 approaches to CRT. Metacognition. Keys to successful CRT. 
  • A MODEL OF ATTENTION What is attention? How is attention affected by brain injury? A practical model for attention.
  • APPROACHES TO CRTWHO model applied to CRT. Education, Process Training, Strategy Training, Functional Activities Training in detail. Developing a new sense of self.
  • A MODEL OF VISUAL PROCESSINGWhat is visual processing? How is visual processing affected by brain injury. A practical model for visual processing.
  • WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE A BRAIN INJURY?: What is it like to have cognitive problems? Cognitive simulations. The link with behaviour problems.
  • HOW TO ASSESS COGNITIVE PROBLEMS: Why do we assess. The 3 approaches to assessment. Assessing: Attention, Visual processing, Information processing, Memory and Executive Functions. Clinical reasoning skills. Setting SMART goals.
  • HOW TO TREAT COGNITIVE PROBLEMS: 4 treatment approaches. General resources. Specific resources for each of the cognitive modules.

Facilitator: Kit Malia



  • Booking via the form below.
  • Payment is taken at the time of booking.
  • Payment of the booking fee does not guarantee you a place at this workshop. 
  • Full payment must be received prior to the closing date in order to secure your place.
  • If the workshop is oversubscribed you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Successful applicants will be notified that they have a place at the workshop following the closing date. 
  • Places are limited and participants are advised to book early to secure a place. 
  • This is a HSE-funded event (subject to confirmation of funds) Priority will be given to HSE/public sector employees in the allocation of places. Private sector employees are also welcome to apply.

Please note: notifications will be sent to the email address(es) entered on this booking form. Please make sure to enter the email address you wish to use for communication about this event. 

Cancellation policy: In the event that you cancel your place 5 or more working days before the workshop a 50% refund will be provided. No refund will be provided for cancellations after this time unless the place can be re-allocated to the waiting list. 


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