Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

CAOT Learning Services Workshops

Charting New Grounds – Interprofessional Approaches to Dysphagia Management


The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT), Dietitians of Canada (DC) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) are pleased to offer this interprofessional workshop intended for experienced clinicians seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in dysphagia assessment and management.

The workshop will delve into areas of practice that may take you out of your comfort zone, challenge your assumptions and help you realize the power and benefits of interprofessional practice. The workshop has been specifically designed to engage clinicians from different disciplines so that we may all learn more about the areas of expertise and skills our colleagues bring to the table when discussing challenging cases.

Program information and registration now open


Toronto, Ontario

October 4 to 6, 2015


Enabling Occupation Through the Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Impairments in Adults



Presented by Debby McQuillen, OT Reg. (Ont.) 

This two-day hands-on workshop will provide occupational therapists with the opportunity to learn and practice functional structured activities used to assess and treat cognition in adults.  We will review a number of standardized assessments and identify their strengths and limitations. We will analyze cognitive components including insight, organization, problem solving, attention, memory, flexibility and executive function, and discuss how to identify a client’s cognitive strengths, reduce impairment and provide accommodation to enable occupational engagement.

Program information and registration now open. 


Kingston, Ontario

September 18 to 19, 2015

            Ergonomics for Occupational Therapists: Conducting Back Injury Interventions in the Workplace


Presented by Judy Village, PhD

In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of back injuries in the workplace. Participants will practice the steps in conducting an ergonomic assessment in the workplace using a variety of validated tools with videotaped case studies. Participants will identify risk control solutions that focus on preventing further injury in the job, or facilitating return-to-work of an injured worker. 


Ottawa, Ontario 

September 11 and 12, 2015


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