Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

New group rate! When four or more individuals from the same organization are interested in registering for the CO-OP workshop in Kelowna or in Kingston, please contact education@caot.ca with your preferred workshop location and the number of people in the group to receive a coupon code valid for $60 off the registration fee for each member of the group. This discount can be combined with the CAOT Member/Associate rate and with the CO-OP publication bundle, but cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon code.


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


 











Kingston, Ontario
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2016 and Friday, October 28, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)


This practical three-day workshop is designed for therapists who wish to expand their knowledge of the CO-OP approach and how it can be helpful with a variety of client populations (both with children and with adults). During Part 1 (June 24 and 25, 2016), participants will learn the rationale for using the CO-OP approach in their practice and learn its key features. Through examples from clinical practice, participants will have the opportunity to apply the framework and practice the key features. Part 2 (October 28, 2016) is a consolidation day which will focus on the participants’ experiences with implementing the approach in their practice, addressing learnings and challenges.

CO-OP is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been researched extensively with many client populations, including developmental coordination disorder (DCD), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral palsy (CP) and autism. Please click here for a reference list.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.

Agenda:

June 24, 2016

June 25, 2016

October 28, 2016

  • Review of evidence to support using CO-OP as treatment – developmental coordination disorder (DCD), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebral palsy (CP), autism
  • Principles and theory supporting CO-OP
  • Process of setting client-centred goals
  • Dynamic performance analysis (DPA)
  • Skills acquisition through cognitive strategies
  • Putting DPA and strategy use together
  • Guided Discovery and enabling principles
  • Putting it all together
  • Application of CO-OP to other populations and formats
  • Participant experiences of using CO-OP
  • Case presentations of CO-OP applications
  • Discussion and practice on DPA and Guided Discovery
  • Discussion on applying CO-OP in your practice: successes, challenges and opportunities
  • Discussion on managing change in service implementation: challenges and opportunities



Goals and Learning Objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will:

  • Be aware of evidence-informed knowledge and rationale for using a top-down approach and for using cognitive approaches with children and adults.
  • Understand the theoretical background, key features, development and application of CO-OP.
  • Be able to complete dynamic performance analysis.
  • Be able to identify and utilize the global and specific cognitive strategies.
  • Be aware of the potential application of the CO-OP approach to different client populations.
  • Increase skill in applying CO-OP key features.
  • Be aware of CO-OP enablers and barriers.
  • Become confident in using CO-OP!

Target Audience:

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, health professionals and teachers

Presenters:

Angela Mandich, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), OT(C)

Dr. Mandich is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario. She is recognized internationally as a skilled clinician and researcher with extensive experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She has published extensively in the area of intervention for children with coordination difficulties and has been instrumental in the development of CO-OP.

Helene J. Polatajko, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), OT(C), FCAOT

Dr. Polatajko is an internationally acclaimed researcher, educator, and practitioner. Her clinical experience is primarily in the area of pediatrics, most especially with children with learning based performance problems. She has held close to $10,000,000 in research funding, given over 400 presentations in over 20 countries, and has over 200 publications. Her primary research interest is the role of cognition in motor-based performance. Her work in this area has led to the development of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance approach which combines task-specific and cognitive-strategy-based training with collaborative client-centred practices that promote client-initiated performance problem solving. The approach has demonstrated efficacy not only for skill acquisition but also the elusive generalization and transfer of skill. Dr. Polatajko has received numerous national and international honors and awards including being inducted to the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Associated Publication:

Enabling Occupation in Children: The COOP Approach

Written by Helene Polatajko and Angie Mandich
Further details at: https://www.caot.ca/store/detail.aspx?id=PUB-ML31

Registration Fees:


Early bird rates: By April 6, 2016
CAOT Members and Associates: $595  – Non members: $895
Workshop + Publication: CAOT Members and Associates: $625 – Non members: $935

Regular rates: Between April 7 and June 3, 2016
CAOT Members and Associates: $645 – Non members: $970
Workshop + Publication: CAOT Members and Associates: $675 – Non members: $1010

         Plus applicable taxes

Registration deadline: June 3, 2016

*If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231.

** Limited registrations available: Maximum 60 registrants

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists registered in Ontario may be eligible for reimbursement through the Allied Health Professional Development Fund. Please visit their website for more information about eligibility and how to apply: https://www.ahpdf.ca/

 

Workshop Location:

 

June 24 and 25, 2016

October 28, 2016

Location

St. Lawrence College

100 Portsmouth Ave

Kingston ON  K7M 9A4

Ramada Kingston Hotel

33 Benson St.

Kingston ON  K7K 5W2

Overnight Accommodations

A special room rate of $50.00 (single room) and $60.00 (double room) is available on June 24 and 25, 2016 at the St. Lawrence College Residence. Please complete this form and return it by fax to 613-544-9590 or by email to reservations@sl.on.ca.  You may also call 613-544-5400 ext. 4981 and quote the group name “CAOT” to make your overnight reservations.

A special room rate of $129.00 per night plus applicable taxes  is available on October 27 and 28, 2016 for those that book by September 27, 2016. Please call 613-546-3661 and quote the group name “Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists” to make your overnight accommodations.

Food

To offer this workshop at a competitive price and to allow each one to choose food items that best suits their needs and preference, lunch and refreshments are not included in the registration fee. Participants will either bring their lunch or they can go to one of the nearby restaurants.

To offer this workshop at a competitive price and to allow each one to choose food items that best suits their needs and preference, lunch is not included in the registration fee. Participants will either bring their lunch or they can go to one of the nearby restaurants.

 

Cancellation / Refund Policy:

All refund requests must be sent in writing to the CAOT National Office. Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

For additional information, contact us at education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 231.

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