• 2019 Implementing the Allen Cognitive Theory into Practice

    • Date(s): January 12, 2019  –  January 13, 2019
    • Times: Saturday January 12: 8-12:00 (All Disciplines) 1-5:30 (OT/OTA) Sunday January 13: 8:00-12:15
    • *Registration and breakfast are 30 minutes before advertised start time.
    • Location:

      Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
      Assembly Room 1 & 2
      3599 University Blvd South
      Jacksonville, FL 32216

    The first half day of this course is designed for therapists, assistants, and all disciplines who work with persons with any kind of cognitive dysfunction including dementia, stroke, TBI, Parkinson’s Disease, mental illness etc.  The first half day will provide participants with a familiarity with the Allen Levels and how to implement this model into daily patient care.  The second half of day one and day two will be for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.  Therapists and Assistants will learn how to administer the different assessments associated with the Allen theory and will be able to develop treatment plans considering patient cognitive levels.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

    Day 1: (All Departments)

    1. Identify causes of cognitive dysfunction and the unique contribution of healthcare professionals in treating patients with cognitive impairments.
    1. Describe the six cognitive levels of function and the modes of performance that subdivide the levels.
    2. Develop strategies to manage challenging behaviors related to patient care
    3. Identify strategies of program implementation

    Day II:  (OT/OTA Only)

    1. Develop realistic and relevant treatment goals based on Allen cognitive level as well as individual patient factors.
    2. Perform the Allen Cognitive Level Screening, Allen Diagnostic Modules, Routine Task Inventory and the Cognitive Performance Test to evaluate cognitive level of function.
    1. Discuss theory and the information processing system.
    2. Discuss positive implications of the Allen approach with regards to cost effectiveness
    3. Predict treatment functional outcomes in order to make recommendations for environmental modifications and adaptive equipment that maximize independence and protect patient safety.

    Vicki Case MS Ed., OTR/L

    Intended Audience:

    All disciplines below are welcome and it would be clinically relevant for Day 1 from 8-12.  The rest of day 1 and Day 2 are relevant for OT/OTA.

    SLP assistants
    Case Management 
    Social Workers 


    12 contact hours (1.2CEUs) for OT/OTAs 

     4 Contact hours (.4CEUS) for all other areas

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

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    • The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL at info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.
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