Gordon Giles, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Gordon Giles has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose; Brooks Rehabilitation: Honorarium and has the following non-financial relationships to disclose; AOTA: member of a research group funded by AOTF that focuses on advocating for a specific type of service delivery for occupation therapists called functional cognition.

Course Location:
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital – University Campus
3599 University Blvd S. Jacksonville, Florida 32216

Course Description: 
Functional cognition combines the constructs of function and cognition and uses performance based testing to assess IADL competencies. Results from this distinct strength-based occupational therapy approach can facilitate intervention selection that enhance patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define functional cognition, in terms of the concept’s history and the distinct perspective it provides for occupational therapies approach to cognition and how screening and assessment of functional cognition play a part in the development of the Occupational Profile.
  • Identify and become familiar with screening tests (Menu Task, Medicog)
  • Describe more extensive performance-based measures of functional cognition

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for  OT, and OTA practitioners.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details at If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

Course Education Level: Introductory


Contact Hours: 
This course has been approved for 12 contact hours by the following boards:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test.

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Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.

Timed Agenda
Day One: 
8:30-10:15 Background:What is functional cognition? History of performance based testing in FC and the Multiple Errands Test.
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Review of the evidence
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Introduction to screening with PBT of FC: MT Mini-cog/Medicog, The WCPA, EFPT, PASS
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Practicalities: How do we do it?

Day two:
8:30-10:15 The Menu Task, The MediCog
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 The WCPA, EFPT, PASS