In Memoriam: Claudia Kay Allen MA, OT, FAOTA (1942-2019)

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Claudia Kay Allen, one of the great thinkers and theorists of the occupational therapy profession, passed away on February 25, 2019 in Glendora, California, after a long illness.

Claudia was one of a group of dedicated therapists who, in the early 1960’s, recognized the need to address the cognitive challenges faced by persons ...

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Update-Disposable LACLS

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We want to thank those of you who responded to the survey on our website for the Disposable LACLS-5 tool.  As a result of feedback on the difficulty some persons have using the lace without a needle, we would like to confirm that the LACLS[D] may be administered with or without needles.  However, needles are sold separately. If needles  are used, they should be sanitized following the established protocols of the facility.

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Join us at the 2017 AOTA Conference and Centennial Celebration -Expo Tabletops 53 and 54

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March 30 – April 1, 2017 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. USA. Allen Cognitive Group will also recognize the Cognitive Disabilities Model and assessments 50 years of supporting best ability to function. View heritage artifacts. Share your stories. Drop in consultations and information on Allen Cognitive Networking opportunities and 2018 symposium.

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“Best Practice” continues to support use of ACLS-5 / LACLS-5

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The Allen Cognitive Group / ACLS and LACLS Committee, publishes the Manual for Allen Cognitive Level Screen-5 and Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen-5 (Allen, et al., 2007) and the associated assessment tools, and makes these resources available to therapists around the world through their website, www.allencognitive.org, and their vendor partners. The ACLS-5 and LACLS-5 are standardized, evidence-based assessments of functional cognition that generate scores which are interpreted using the cognitive disabilities model theory and the Allen scale of cognitive levels ...

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