Basic Neurological Assessment
April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BASIC NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT –– CARLO DIVITA
FRIDAY APRIL 24th, 2020
About the Course
Although this course is centered on Basic Neurological Assessment and therefore aims to provide it’s attendees with a greater depth of understanding of why and how specific assessment components are undertaken as part of the role of Occupational Therapists working with individuals with a neurological condition; it also aims to provide a practical understanding of what the assessment results represent and how they will link to Occupational Therapy intervention.
The course will cover:
– The basis of why Neurological Assessment is important in Occupational Therapy practice
– What components make up a thorough Occupational Therapy Initial Neurological Assessment
– How to implement an Initial Neurological Assessment including practical application of techniques
– The analysis of assessment findings, as they relate to Occupational Therapy practice
– How to link assessment findings to intervention
On completion of the course, attendees will be armed with the practical knowledge of how to complete a Basic Neurological Assessment and how to connect it to Occupational Therapy practice.
The course will include opportunities for observation and practice of assessment techniques and learning through a range of mediums including audio-visual, group discussion and in-vivo practice.
The course is aimed at Occupational Therapists who have either limited experience in Neurological Assessment or would like to develop greater confidence in this area.
About the Presenter
Since graduating from Curtin University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Carlo developed his skills in Neurological Assessment working at Royal Perth Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital in the areas of acute neurosurgery and neurology, stroke rehabilitation and acquired brain injury rehabilitation. Most notably across his career he has spent six years as a Senior Occupational Therapist on the State Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services unit, helping to influence its development in to one of the most well-regarded specialist brain injury units in Australia.
He has completed a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation in Neurological Occupational Therapy, from Flinders University in 2015 and has been recognized for his level of expertise in this area, publishing a research paper and presenting at multiple state and national conferences.
As well as presenting numerous papers at conferences, including a Keynote address, Carlo has also provided frequent in-house education at both a basic and advanced level and run workshops both for fellow clinicians, as well as for students as part of their academic curriculum.
In July of 2019, Carlo established The Rehabilitation Collective to bring his passion for brain injury rehabilitation into the community setting, providing occupation focused assessment and intervention to individuals at all stages of their journey.
|Basic Neurological Assessment|
|Date||Friday April 24th, 2020
08:30 – 16:30
|Venue||Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como|
|Early bird before 24/3/20
Rural/remote member $150.00
Standard rate after 24/3/20
Rural/remote member $187.50
|Refreshments||Welcome coffee /tea, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.|
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