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Cognition and cognitive screening A: Introduction

Estimated time:
10 minutes
Last updated:
21 June 2022

Cognition and cognitive screening A: Introduction


This module is part of a suite of five modules which focus on cognition after stroke (Module A) and the Oxford Cognitive Screen and how it can be used to assess post-stroke cognitive impairments (Modules B to E).

To find out more about the full set of resources, please see Cognition and cognitive screening.

The modules are aimed at qualified clinicians (Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Physiotherapists and specialist Nurses) working with people after stroke.

Learning objectives

  • describe common cognitive impairments post stroke
  • identify stroke guideline recommendations for cognitive screening after stroke
  • list cognitive screening tools frequently used after a stroke
  • identify limitations undertaking cognitive screening.


This module has been developed through a collaboration of:

  • Colette Sanctuary (Stroke OT, OCS-AU Project Officer), Luisa Hewitt (Stroke Speech Pathologist, OCS-AU Project Officer) and Dr Di Marsden (Manager, Stroke Projects and Education), Hunter Stroke Service, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW, Australia
  • Stroke Network, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW, Australia
  • Professor Rene Stolwyk (Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist), Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr D. Vincent Oxenham (Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist), Royal North Shore Hospital and Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
  • Associate Professor Nele Demeyere (Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist), Oxford University, UK, who, along with her colleagues, developed the Oxford Cognitive Screen.
  • Joe Hughes (Creative Producer, Director), Magpie Creative, NSW, Australia
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