Briana Elson,MS, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS

  • Briana Elson has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Brooks Rehabilitation; Honorarium, and does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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

Course Description:
This course will provide OTs and OTAs with current evidence-based literature that assists practitioners in identifying the appropriate screens, assessments and intervention approaches used for those neurological clients presenting with deficits in functional cognition. Relevant populations include, but are not limited to, ABI, TBI, CVA, NCD and other neurological populations with cognitive impairments impacting occupational performance. This course will include synthesis of current literature regarding cognitive strategies and approaches including use of neurofunctional approach, skill-habit training, and the CO-OP model. Participants will apply the didactic knowledge through use of case studies by demonstrating competency in administration of multiple performance-based cognitive assessments to facilitate integration into practice. Learning outcomes to be assessed by lab participation, class discussion and post-session quiz.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and describe at least 3 cognitive screens and/or assessments used to measure functional cognitive deficits impacting occupational performance
  • Explain the purpose of and difference between cognitive screens and cognitive assessments identifying instances in which to use each
  • Demonstrate the use of at least 2 performance-based cognitive assessments during simulated lab practice.
  • Identify appropriate cognitive intervention strategies for presented clinical scenarios using case studies.

Course Education Level: Introductory

Intended Audience:
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants clinicians.

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!



Contact Hours:
This course has been approved for 4.5 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.

Please register using the Eventbrite system at the top of this page. If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), lab participation, class discussion and post-session quiz.

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
8:00am – 8:10am: Introduction
8:10am – 8:30am: Functional Cognition and Relevance to Occupational Therapy Practice
8:30am – 9:15am: Screening Tools and Performance Based Assessments
9:15am – 10:15am: Intervention Approaches and Frames of Reference
10:15am – 10:30am: Break
10:30am – 12:00pm: Case Studies and Assessment Lab