SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

This 5 half-day online workshop introductory workshop is targeted at occupational therapists, nurse clinicians and other allied health professionals who are working with cognitive-perceptual issues seen in persons with a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. The aim is to equip healthcare professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills in basic cognitive-perceptual assessments, as well as intervention strategies.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able:
  1. To understand the presentation of cognitive and perceptual problems across different diagnostic categories.
  2. To explain how functional cognition, perception and executive dysfunction have an impact on daily functioning.
  3.  To carry out simple cognitive screening.
  4. To apply basic cognitive strategies as part of multi-disciplinary interventions.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • To understand the presentation of cognitive and perceptual problems across different diagnostic categories.
  • To explain how functional cognition, perception and executive dysfunction have an impact on daily functioning.
  • To carry out simple cognitive screening.
  • To apply basic cognitive strategies as part of multi-disciplinary interventions.

Who Should Attend

  • Occupational therapists
  • Nurses working with persons with cognitive- perceptual problems.
  • Allied health professionals working with persons with cognitive- perceptual problems.


SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

Find out more about SITizens Learning Credits (SLC).
 

Prerequisites

Fresh graduates with some experience working with persons with cognitive-perceptual issues.


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend at least 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment during the course

Schedule

Day 1: 9 Nov 2021, 8:30am - 12pm
Topic: 
Introduction to Course, Functional Cognition and Executive Function
Introduction to the course
  • Overview of Cognition, Executive Function & Functional Cognition
    • Defining Executive Function  (EF)
    • Impact across diagnostic categories (acute and chronic diseases, neurological and psychiatric conditions, and brain networks involved. 
    • Cognition:  acute care, critical illness and post-intensive care syndrome.
  • Functional Cognition: Impact of cognition on everyday functioning (activities of daily living, work/school, leisure, and health maintenance), occupational performance, and participation
  • Executive functioning: What are the components of Executive Function ?  (Interactive activities)
  • Factors affecting cognitive function, EF, learning and processing.
Break
  • Clinical Symptoms of Executive Dysfunction
  • Interpreting clinical symptoms within the context of everyday activities: Video Illustrations and implications for management.     Interactive activity
  • Social Cognition:  The impact of executive functions on behavior, personality and social
  • Self-Awareness of cognitive symptoms, safety and judgement and implications for management.

Day 2:  10 Nov 2021, 8:30am - 12pm
Topic: Memory Disorders and Cognitive Assessment    
Recap of session 1
  • Types of Memory 
  • Memory disorders observed in neurological and mental health conditions and Brain networks involved
  • Clinical observations of different memory symptoms and the impact on daily life. (videos)
  • Implications for management
Break
  • Overview of types of Assessments and Cognitive screenings
  • Examples of screenings(MoCA)  and relationship to function
  • Team Observations and Ratings of behavior and interviews 
  • Hidden Cognitive symptoms: Influence of structure and routine
Summary and Discussion
 
Day 3: 11 Nov 2021, 8:30am - 12pm
Topic: Spatial Neglect, Agnosia and Apraxia              
Recap of session previous sessions
  • Understanding spatial neglect, and impact on everyday activities and functional outcome. 
  • The clients perspective:  video illustrations
  • Variations in symptoms
  • Screening tools and basic management strategies
Break
  • Understanding visual agnosia’s and apraxia and impact on everyday activities
  • Video illustrations, clinical symptoms 
  • Implications for management
Summary and Discussion
 
Day 4: 17 Nov 2021, 8:30am - 12pm
Topic: Introduction to Intervention Strategies and Approaches: Focus on Adaptation and Task Specific Training
Recap of session previous sessions
  • Overview of Cognitive Rehabilitation  Intervention Approaches   (adaptive,  compensatory, strategy training, remedial). Top Down and Bottom up and hybrid approaches
  • Adaptations of the environment and tasks,
    • Principles of cognitive adaptations
    •  Types of adaptations and aids
    • Applications to different types of clients, symptoms, across different setting (interactive activity)
Break
  • Clinical applications continued -
  • The Cognitive Adaptation (CAT) Training Program and evidence
  • The Tailored Activity Program and evidence: Matching Activities to cognitive level
  • Collaboration with families and caregiver training
    • General Cognitive stimulation and applications
  • Task specific Training, errorless learning and cueing methods
  • Applications to different types of clients and symptoms
  • Using combinations of Methods.
Summary and Discussion

 
Day 5: 18 Nov 2021, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Topics: Intervention Strategies Continued:   Focus on Technology, Strategy Training and Remediation
Recap of session previous sessions
  • Everyday Technology to support cognition (smartphones, tablets)
  • Types of Strategy Training
  • Metacognitive Strategy Training and intervention
  • Review of Evidence Clinical applications: Psychiatric and neurological conditions
  • Illustration of treatment
  • Different types of Cues and Prompts
  • Use of a team approach.
Break
  • Cognitive remedial activities: computer based brain training and neuroplasticity
  • Clinical applications and evidence
  • Addressing the impact of cognitive-perceptual problems in various clinical settings: how multi-disciplinary team can work together.
MCQ Quiz/ Summary and Q & A

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $2,140.00 $642.00
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,140.00 $242.00
Non-Singaporeans $2,140.00 Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

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Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme
SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue Online
Time 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Date 09 Nov 2021 (Tue) to
18 Nov 2021 (Thu)
Registration is Closed.

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