PDOC observer and facilitator’s course

9 Jun 2022 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Online course

This one-day online 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. This course is suitable for MDT and care teams.

Dr Karen Elliott and Helen Gill-Thwaites have worked with individuals in PDOC for more than 30 years and SMART 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 understanding and skills to contribute to the informal aspects of the SMART.

Follow on courses
This course is open to team members working with PDOC, to both enhance specialist skills and develop diagnostic knowledge of PDOC. The delegate may choose to attend the full SMART course if they want to become a SMART assessor, and the cost of this day will be deducted from the five-day SMART course fee. If the delegate is using other PDOC assessment tools they may want to attend the Transforming PDOC assessment results to evidenced based intervention/management strategies, plans and programmes course.

Lead Facilitators
Helen Gill-Thwaites MBE and Dr Karen Elliott
SMART Developers & Consultants
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost £210 (early bird rate £190 until 30 April 2022)


For more information please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5140 or email institute@rhn.org.uk.