Author: The StrokeEd Collaboration

Duration: 1.25.43

Presented by: Dr Charlie Chung PhD, MSc occupational therapy, BSc occupational therapy; Certificate in Disability Management, Professional Certificate in Management of public and non-profit organisations. Dr Charlie Chung is the Allied Health Professions Stroke Strategic Lead for NHS Lothian (Scotland) and a consultant occupational therapist. He has worked in stroke rehabilitation in acute, sub-acute and community settings for over 25 years and delivered a post-stroke cognition clinic in recent years.

Description: Cognitive changes are a frequent consequence of stroke and often limit participation in rehabilitation and participation in people’ valued activities (occupations). Although cognitive screening and assessment are routinely undertaken in clinical practice, understanding the cognitive domains and interactions is necessary for analysis and intervention formulation. Additionally, a person-centred approach to practice is essential for the agreement of meaningful goals and training activities. This presentation outlines a framework for the understanding of cognition and how it can be affected following stroke. During the session, information is consolidated with questions and brief pauses for reflection, then applied to the analysis of assessment findings, person-centred goal and intervention formulation. Knowledge is applied to real-life case examples from the presenter’s work in a post-stroke cognition clinic, with work on attention, memory and executive function represented. In addition to providing the audience members with an initial grounding in cognitive rehabilitation, more specific and in-depth areas of further training are highlighted. Presented live on 15 May 2023

Learning objectives: By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:-

  • Understand the cognitive domains of attention, memory and executive function
  • Be aware of how to collaboratively identify functional goals from cognitive assessment findings
  • Be familiar with how to creatively develop person-centred cognitive rehabilitation interventions