CO-OP: Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance *POSTPONED*

Update for applicants

Venue TBC
Event Date 10 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
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This event has now been postponed. 

Many thanks to all who have booked or submitted an expression of interest for this event. 

In light of COVID-19 restrictions on travel and group events, a decision has now been made to suspend all classroom based CPD workshops in 2020.

We hope to reschedule this workhop in 2021.  

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About the worksho:

The CO-OP Approach

Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP; the CO-OP Approach) is a performance-based treatment approach for children and adults who experience difficulties performing the skills they want to, need to or are expected to perform. CO-OP is a specifically tailored, active client-centred approach that engages the individual at the meta-cognitive level to solve performance problems. Focused on enabling success, the CO-OP Approach employs collaborative goal setting, dynamic performance analysis, cognitive strategy use, guided discovery, and enabling principles. These elements, all considered essential to the Approach, are situated within a structured intervention format, and with parent/significant other involvement.

Research with this approach has shown that people with a variety of diagnoses who experience difficulty learning or re-learning motor-based skills can experience success. Current theories of motor learning and motor performance emphasise the interaction between the person, the environment, and the task for successful performance of an activity. 

The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach was developed to provide therapists with an evidence-based approach to enabling performance success in an effective and efficient way. CO-OP is not only supported by a broad research base but is also embedded in an evidence framework. Originally designed for children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, that is children with motor-based performance problems, it has demonstrated efficacy in helping children and adults with a variety of diagnoses acquire skills and experience success in performing everyday activities that are important to them.

 

CO-OP’s objectives are:

The goal of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach is to enable individuals with performance difficulties, be they physical, cognitive, or other, to succeed in performing the everyday tasks and activities that are important to them. CO-OP uses a process of guided discovery to enable the identification of the specific strategies that will support performance success. In CO-OP individuals learn how to talk themselves through performance problems.

This approach to intervention is highly verbal and consists of four important objectives:

· Skill acquisition

· Development of cognitive strategies

· Generalization of skills and strategies to everyday life

· Transfer of learning to new skills and contexts.

 

Populations

The CO-OP Approach benefits both children and adults. Research has been conducted with the following populations:

· Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)

· Acquired brain injury (ABI)

· Autism spectrum disorder

· Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

· Cerebral palsy

· Developmental disabilities

· Dyslexia

· Dystonia

· Stroke

· Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

· New evidence is emerging on the application of CO-OP in group situations with children

 

 

This comprehensive course is offered in two parts.

Part 1 is a two day course, to familiarise participants with the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach including the key elements, background theory and practical application. Please note that this course is a ‘lifespan course’ and will cover using CO-OP for service users in many settings.

Part 2 – a one day follow up, focused on consolidation. This compulsory day is scheduled a few months after the introductory course to allow participants to use CO-OP with their own clients in their own settings. Therapists will be asked to bring along footage of their use of the intervention approach and case scenarios to discuss their experience with the approach to review and consolidate their knowledge with the facilitators.

 

It is also recommended that therapists interested in using the CO-OP approach and attending the course have:

• a person centred intervention philosophy

• an understanding of people with disabilities

• if working with the children, the ability to properly manage their behaviour

• effective communication skills

• skill in activity analysis

• a commitment to working with parents or significant others

• familiarity with administering the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)

 

 

 

Application and Payment information:
  • Payment in full is taken at the time of application.
  • Payment of the fee does not guarantee you a place at this workshop.
  • Full payment must be received prior to the closing date in order to secure your place.
  • If the workshop is oversubscribed you will be provided with a full refund.
  • Successful applicants will be notified that they have a place at the workshop following the closing date.
  • Places are limited and members are advised to apply early to secure a place.
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