The ICAN Networking and mentorship Committee Webinar series.

The ICAN Networking and mentorship Committee Webinar series.

What do you know about the Cognitive Orientation to Occupational (CO-OP) Approach?  

CO-OP is a cognitive rehab intervention focused on acquisition of real-world skills with applications to children’s and adult populations including autism, cerebral palsy, DCD, TBI and stroke.  To find out more the ICAN Networking and mentorship Committee present this FREE ICAN webinar (link below) with Helene Polatajko Professor Emeritus, Dept of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada, for a discussion on CO-OP’s development, research and evidence and where CO-OP might be headed in the future?

When: Sept 27, 2023 at 4.00 pm GMT

Where: on-line event register

Speaker Bio   

Dr. H.J. Polatajko, PhD, OT(C),  FCAOT, FCAHS, LLD (hc), OC  

Dr Polatajko is an internationally respected occupational therapy scholar and teacher and a valued mentor. She has well over 300 publications, has done over 550 presentations in more than 20 countries, and has held over $12,000,000 in grants. Her work has focused on occupation and its enablement. Prominent among her contributions are co-authorship on the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, an internationally used measure, the two Canadian Enabling Occupation books that form the basis of practice in Canada and the creation of the CO-OP Approach, that offers an evidence-based perspective on occupational performance. Dr Polatajko has been granted numerous top national and international awards and distinctions including the Muriel Driver Lectureship, induction into the American Occupational Therapy Foundation Academy of Research (1996), made a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (2002), a lifetime member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2009), a lifetime member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (2020). Most recently, she was given an honorary doctorate from Western University and made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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