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.

This workshop is SOLD OUT



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. 


Surrey, British
October 30 and 31, 2015

This workshop is SOLD OUT.
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*Registration not guaranteed.





Strategies for Success: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational                   Performance (CO-OP)



Presented by Angela Mandich, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), OT(C), and Helene J. Polatajko, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), OT(C), FCAOT

This practical three-day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their knowledge of the CO-OP approach. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the rationale for using a cognitive approach with children and adults.  Participants will learn how to complete dynamic performance analysis. Participants will gain an understanding of the rationale for using the CO-OP approach and apply the framework to examples from clinical practice.



June 24 & 25, 2016
October 28, 2016

British Columbia

May 27 & 28, 2016
August 26, 2016



Psychosocial Risk Factors and Return to Work… Let’s Get Started



Presented by Nancy Gowan, OT Reg. (Ont.), CDMP and Lorraine Mischuk, O.T. Reg. (MB), C.W.C.E. 

In this two-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to identify psychosocial risk factors and cognitive components with clients who have musculoskeletal injuries or complex health issues with a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) or a Functional Assessment (example worksite assessment, gradual return to work program assessment). This includes learning the assessment tools, interaction with clients and integrating the findings into your report. Participants will learn how to perform a physical/cognitive/visual demands analysis and use this in a clear job match process for return to work. Understanding the literature as it relates to return to work and accommodation as well as understanding the legal decisions will be reviewed. The workshop format includes lecture, video clips and small group activities.
This workshop was formerly titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Sustainable Return to Work Programs: The Whole Deal” and offered in Fredericton, Ottawa and Vancouver in 2014.

Nova Scotia

Friday, November 6 &
Saturday, November 7, 2015



Friday, June 10 &
Saturday, June 11, 2016



Friday, September 9 &
Saturday, September 10, 2016




The Multiple Errands Test: Developing, Administering and Scoring Site-Specific Versions


This one-day interactive workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their knowledge of the Multiple Errands Test (MET) and to develop a version for use at their own clinical site. The MET is one of very few standardized, ecologically valid assessments of executive dysfunction available. It involves real-life tasks including shopping and collecting information while following specified rules. Participants will learn about executive functioning and the MET. Participants will have the opportunity to experience doing a MET in small groups, practice scoring and interpreting a MET through a case study, then create a version of the MET for use in their workplace.

New Brunswick

Saturday, December 5, 2015 

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January 15, 2016 


British Columbia

Friday, March 4, 2016


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