Dr. Jonathan Canick, Ph.D., will be presenting educational information to help fiduciaries more deeply understand the neuropsychological capacity approach. Objectives include:
Provide insight into what neuropsychologists do according to their professional credentials and training when conducting a capacity evaluation under Probate Code 811 and when making a diagnosis.
Help fiduciaries gain clarity about the benefit of a formal diagnostic assessment and how assessment information can provide deeper insight about what kind of increased support may be optimal for their clients struggling with cognitive-related dysfunction.
Help fiduciaries understand and more confidently use cognitive screening language and data from cognitive screens when communicating with their clients’ medical teams and advocating for a formal diagnostic assessment.
Compare and contrast the effectiveness and differences of four cognitive screening tools (e.g. MMSE, MoCA, Clock Drawing Test, Cognitive Tool Box Tasks)
Discuss the cognitive screening and assessment continuum so fiduciaries gain a deeper understanding of how they can initiate and perform a cognitive screen on clients when there are indications/concerns of undiagnosed cognitive deficits.