Executive Functioning for Adults
Executive functions are commonly affected in people with a range of disabilities including acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder and psychosocial disabilities. Despite this, the term executive function, and the functional implications of executive dysfunction of often poorly understood.
- Be able to clearly explain what executive functions are to clients, families and carers and how executive dysfunction can impact on functional performance.
- Understand the unique skill set occupational therapists can bring to executive function assessment.
- Be aware of different ways to assess executive function and the pros and cons of each.
- Increase knowledge and confidence in recommending and implementing strategies aimed at minimizing the functional impact of executive function impairments.
About the Presenters: This workshop will be delivered by Occupational Therapists Belinda Renison and Nadine Holgate who each have over twenty years of experience in supporting people with ABI and their support networks in community settings. Both Belinda and Nadine are passionate about supporting people and their support networks to understand the nature of their executive function strengths and weaknesses and to co-create innovative strategies aimed at reducing the functional impact of their executive function impairments.
Belinda’s observations of the debilitating nature of executive function impairments post-ABI lead her to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology in 2010 investigating why formal pen-and-paper measures of executive function were often limited in their ability to predict everyday executive functions commonly experienced by people post-ABI. This research has informed Belinda’s clinical practice when assessing executive function skills.
Nadine Holgate works in regional Victoria and is passionate about building capacity for occupational therapists in both metro and rural locations to confidently work with people with brain injury in a collaborative, individualised way to achieve meaningful outcomes. Nadine has an interest in supporting families impacted by brain injury and completed her Masters of Clinical Family Therapy in 2009.
The Certificate of Completion for this webinar, which you can use for CPD hours, will be emailed to you at the end of the month.
On purchasing this on demand session, a link to the recording will be made available along with any webinar resources which will be valid for one month.
Please note that the price to purchase access to this recording is for one person only. If you wish for multiple people to access the recording, please purchase access for each person.