Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
A New Approach for Assessing Functional Cognition and Its Unique Expression in Adolescents With Epilepsy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  • Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  • Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
  • Mercy College, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
A New Approach for Assessing Functional Cognition and Its Unique Expression in Adolescents With Epilepsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500070. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP401E
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500070. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP401E
Abstract

Date Presented 04/07/19

We describe a new approach for assessing executive functions in everyday life and its unique expression in adolescents with epilepsy, using the Weekly Calendar Planning Activity (WCPA). The WCPA provides functionally relevant information on task performance and strategy use that can guide intervention and measure outcomes. We recommend that OTs assess EF among adolescents with epilepsy using a performance-based assessment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sharon Zlotnik

Contributing Authors: Aharon Schiff

Sarit Ravid, Eli Shahar, Joan Toglia