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. 

Dates for 2023 

E-mail to register interest or any queries.

Cohort One:

  • Day 1, Monday 13 February, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Day 2, Monday 20 March, 09:30 to 16:15
  • Day 3, Monday 15 May, 09:30 to 16:15

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

Cost: £640

Cohort Two:

  • 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: tbc

Refresher Day:

  • Monday 19 June
  • 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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