Skill Acquisition in Stroke Rehabilitation - online via Zoom

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online via Zoom

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Event Organiser

NCORE (National Centre of Rehabilitation Education)

01332 254679

Skill Acquisition in Stroke Rehabilitation

10th October 2020

Online via Zoom

Trainer: Dr Louise Johnson

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This is a one day workshop, covering current theory and evidence relating to motor control, motor learning, and skill acquisition. Attendees will come away with a sound understanding of the current evidence base in this field, along with practical examples of how to apply this in clinical practice.


Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the processes underlying neurological recovery in someone with stroke

2. Critique current theory and evidence relating to motor control and motor learning in stroke

3. Describe the ways in which practice may be structured to maximise functional recovery

4. Understand the role of instruction and feedback in motor performance and motor learning

5. Recognise the role of the therapist as a coach, and discuss the ways in which healthcare professionals can enhance engagement and motivation.

6. Apply and adapt current theory and evidence relating to motor learning to a broad range of clinical scenarios (e.g. those with profound weakness, cognitive and language impairment)


Pre-Reading: Neural Plasticity – the basis for rehabilitation



Who can attend?

These workshops are aimed at physiotherapists and occupational therapists with an interest in stroke rehabilitation. However, the principles are applicable more widely in neurological rehabilitation. Experienced therapy assistants are also welcome to attend.

We pitch the content at those working at Band 6 level. However, we regularly have attendees with a broad range of experience, and receive positive feedback from all levels.


CPD: 6 hours


Fee: £130 or £70 for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust employees

(Refreshments included)

Limited funded places may be available for AHPs & Nurses working for the NHS within the East Midlands.


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Course Programme

9:00 – 9:15


9:15 – 9:45

Neural Plasticity

9.45 – 10.15

Theories of Motor Skill Learning

10.15 – 10.45


10.45 – 11.30

Attention and Motor Skill Learning

11.30 – 12.15

Practice Conditions – Intensity of Practice

12.15 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:45

Practice Conditions - Organisation of Practice

13:45 – 15:00

Practice Conditions - Instructions and Augmented Feedback

15:00 – 15:15


15:15 – 15:25

Manual Guidance

15.25 – 16:00

Coaching and Motivation

16:00 - 16:30

Evidence into practice – making a plan!