Module 2: PDOC Observer and Facilitators’ Course
Wednesday 20th September 2023
Online via Zoom
This one-day online course is suitable for neurological clinicians (occupational therapists, physiotherapists, Speech and language therapists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and doctors) and will enable the delegate to meet the person specification for PDOC Assessor (RCP guidelines 2022) once they have met requirements to administered PDOC assessments competently
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 understanding and skills to contribute to the informal aspects of the SMART.
Follow on education courses from Module 2
The delegate may choose to attend:
- The full SMART course at a later date, if wishing to become a SMART assessor Module 3. In this case the cost of the one day course will be deducted from the full SMART course fee.
- If the delegate is utilizing other PDOC assessment tools they may wish to attend the “Transforming PDOC assessment results to evidenced based intervention/management strategies, plans and programmes” course, Module 4.
Helen Gill-Thwaites MBE and Dr Karen Elliott
SMART Developers & Consultants