“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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Future Plans and Publications

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  • “The Perfect Match: Collaboration in Community-Based Elder Care”  Catherine Earhart, BA, OT Cer., OTR/L &  Linda Riska-Williams, MA, OTR/L presenting at: Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)  October 25-27, 2013, Sacramento CA.
  • Instructional power points and videos. The first in this series: “Administration Review of ACLS-5/LACLS-5”.   This 30 minute ppt/video will benefit clinicians, students  and educators.
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Japanese Translation ACLS-5/LACLS-5 Available

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Now Available ! – our Japanese translation of the ACLS-5 and LACLS-5 manual.  We are grateful to a group of Japanese occupational therapist researchers who assisted with this lengthy endeavor.  Planning is underway to highlight the translation during the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in collaboration with the 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and Expo, June 18-21, 2014 in Yokohama Japan.

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Newest publications

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  • “Pocket Reference Guide” of the ACLS-5/ LACLS-5 scoring tables is now available.  Order a copy on this website.
  • FREE instructional videos available on this website.  Current offerings include:
  • ACLS-5 Set Up – A step by step guide to setting up this form of ...
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