Module 1: PDOC Assessors Course Advancement of MDT Skills in Observation and Analysis of Behavioural Responses

4 Jun 2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Online

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Online via Zoom

This one-day online course is suitable for neurological clinicians (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists, nurses, doctors and music therapists) and will enable the delegate to further develop the skills and knowledge to meet the person specification for PDOC Assessor (RCP guidelines 2020).

The course uses the structure of the Gill-Thwaites & Elliott framework to analyse the principles in creating an optimum environment, discuss the rationale and methods for accurate observation of responses, consider the team and family involvement and examines the role of monitoring and recording responses. The framework provides a series of tools which can be adapted to the delegates individual working environments.

The course is run by Dr Karen Elliott and Helen Gill-Thwaites MBE who have worked with individuals in PDOC for more than 30 years and has been designed in the recognition that working with this client group requires a coordinated and structured team approach to ensure effective intervention.

Learning and teaching methods

This course is interactive using course facilitator presentations, small and large group work, and the opportunity to practice response observation and recording skills using video. The skills gained on this course will additionally enable competent scoring of WHIM assessment and the knowledge and skills to contribute to the informal aspects of the SMART.

Education courses linked to Module 1

To develop the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements PDOC Assessor the delegate may also choose to also attend:

  1. Module 2: PDOC Assessors Course Attainment of PDOC Assessors Skills and SMART Assessor Course
  2. Module 3: PDOC Assessors Course “Refining Assessment, Observation and Goal Setting Skills and Implementation of Intervention and Management Strategies course.

Lead Facilitators

Dr Karen Elliott and Helen Gill- Thwaites MBE
SMART Developers & Consultants

Cost £220 (Early Bird rate £200 until 30 April 2024)

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For more information, please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141 or email