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Integrating Motor Learning Strategies into Task-Oriented Rehabilitation After Stroke – Dr. Vince DePaul

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Overview:

Physical rehabilitation can be seen as the process of learning or relearning how to perform the motor skills that are embedded in the meaningful activities of our daily lives. Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working with adults with history of stroke are challenged daily to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of their therapy sessions to facilitate maximal relearning of these motor skills. Task-specific or task-oriented training can be optimized through the integration of evidence-based motor learning strategies, including strategies related to organization of practice, provision of feedback, and engaging learners in decision making and autonomous practice.

Session Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1.    Identify and understand key evidence-based motor learning strategies to optimize the impact of task-oriented training in patients and clients with history of  stroke.
2.    Plan and apply key motor learning strategies during sessions with patients/clients with different functional assets and challenges.
3.    Develop and implement an unsupervised practice plan incorporating motor learning strategies.
4.    Develop and implement a motor learning-informed assessment plan for patients/clients with stroke.

Dr. Vincent DePaul

Dr. Vincent DePaul is an Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. His research focuses on the development, testing, and translation of interventions for the recovery of walking in individuals with stroke, other neurological conditions, and in older populations. His work specifically explores how individuals optimally learn and re-learn gait and balance-related skills; and how therapeutic strategies such as instruction, feedback, guidance, and supervised and unsupervised practice impact motor learning. His research also explores the use of wearable technology as a tool for the measurement and promotion of gait and walking activity in rehabilitation populations.

Session Format:

Learning activities will include didactic presentation, small and large group case-based discussions, and opportunities to implement and practice in small groups.

Review of the most recent literature related to:

• Practice: including content of training sessions, scheduling and amount

• Instruction, feedback and guidance: including focus of attention, schedule, error experience and correction

• Motivation and engagement: including autonomy promoting strategies (self-regulation, engagement in decision making)

• Unsupervised practice: including observational learning and mental practice


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