Allen's Training is a course that teaches the assessment of Cognitive Functioning using the Claudia Allen ‘Functional Information Processing Model’.

Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS)

Three day course for Occupational Therapists working with anyone with suspected deficits in their cognition- this includes a variety of conditions such as CVA, MND, Parkinson’s and is applicable to Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, and Dementia Services.

Including: the ACLS-6 tool, manual, trifold card, the "Understanding Cognitive Performance Modes" book, and access to the ACLS-6 app. This means you will have everything you need to get started using the tool. By the end of the course you will be able to administer the ACLS, Routine Task Inventory and Cognitive Performance Test. You will also be supported to gain interrater reliability during the course, along with ongoing support during and after. The ACLS-6 is plastic and therefore more compliant with infection control.

A truly occupational battery of tools supporting you, as an Occupational Therapist, to identify someone's level of cognitive functioning from an evidence based model. The modes support you to identify treatment programmes and goals, risk management strategies and provide standardised evidence for care package applications. Promoting independence, supporting carers, and increased understanding of functioning.

E-mail to register interest or if you have any queries.

Dates for 2023 

  • Day 1, Monday 25 September, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Day 2, Monday 16 October, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Day 3, Monday 20 November, 09:30 to 16:15

Days 1 & 2: Face to face at Meeting Point House, Telford.

Day 3: Microsoft Teams, interactive and live small group. Please note: in order to complete the course you will need to attend all three days.

Cost: £750

Dates for 2024

Cohort 1 (training via Microsoft Teams)

  • Monday 29 January, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Monday 26 February, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Monday 18 March 09:30 to 16:15

In order to complete the course you will need to attend all three days.

Cohort 2 (training via Microsoft Teams)

  • Monday 29th April, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Monday 3rd June, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Monday 1st July, 09:30 to 16:15

In order to complete the course you will need to attend all three days.

Cost: £750.00

Refresher Day:

  • Monday 9 September 2024, 9:30 to 16:30
  • Cost: £100

Comments from course attendees

"loved the resources and all the videos. Group discussions also invaluable."

"Fantastic course and feel much more confident in using it. I really don't feel that I would be able to successfully implement this is practice if I had not done this training."

"Fabulous course, thank you. Extremely good course materials provided. Very knowledgeable and friendly trainers. No question felt too silly. Lots of supporting resources given. I will definitely start incorporating this model into my practice. Thank you."

Further information

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