Title of Event:
Cognitive Assessment in Occupational Therapy


Contact Name:
Chanyne Cupil

Charlotte AHEC

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Location / Venue for Event:
Charlotte AHEC - 5039 Airport Center Drive, Bldg. K - Charlotte, NC 28208

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Summary of Event:
This program provides an overview of various types of cognitive screenings and assessments used in occupational therapy and differentiates the purpose of cognitive assessment related to occupational performance from other disciplines' reasons for assessing cognitive capabilities. Examples will be drawn primarily from adult practice in OT and will cover neurological and older adult populations.

Instructor:Jennifer "Jenny" Womack, MA, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Department of Allied Health Sciences.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: Identify occupational performance deficits, as well as cognitive capabilities assessed with various types of tools. Differentiate the characteristics of cognitive assessments developed in occupational therapy practice from other types of measures. Relate cognitive abilities to occupational performance and the results of cognitive assessments to associated performance deficits.