Practical strategies for coping with cognitive difficulties

Practical strategies for coping with cognitive difficulties

This module provides essential clinical information for mental health clinicians working with young people experiencing cognitive difficulties. Mental health clinicians will:

  • develop skill in screening for cognitive difficulties within a broader biopsychosocial framework, aided by the incorporation of a screening toolkit so that cognitive risk is identified early;
  • use cognitive compensation strategies to support a young person’s goals in maintain functioning and build skill; and
  • consider the broader implications of a young person experiencing cognitive difficulties in treatment and service delivery.

This module incorporates theoretical and research evidence, expert opinion (including lived experience) and opportunity to consolidate knowledge using case scenarios and engaging in reflective practice. The module also provides links to a range of other cognitive resources to support knowledge and skill acquisition.

This module contains four parts, an overview of cognition, screening, interventions and adaptations and broader considerations. This means that you can work at your own pace and complete the module in sections or work right through. We have provided a list of resources at the end of the module that can be downloaded so that you can have them with you.

By completing this module, you will gain and understanding of how you can incorporate and build clinical skill in screening for cognitive risk and incorporating practical everyday strategies to support young people experiencing cognitive difficulties.

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