Darwin, NT

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Start: Mon 12 Aug 2024
End: Fri 16 Aug 2024
RSVP: Wed 24 Jul 2024


Start: 09:00 AM
Check-in: 08:30 AM
End: 05:00 PM


Non-Member-Early Bird Price: $2,275.00 Add to Cart
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The Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform System of Task Analysis (PRPP System) comprises an Assessment (PRPP Assessment) and an Intervention (PRPP Intervention) component. PRPP Assessment course is a pre-requisite for PRPP Intervention.

This course will provide training for the PRPP Assessment 

PRPP Assessment (PRPP-A) is an assessment of functional cognition which looks specifically at how people apply cognitive strategies to any needed or desired everyday task or routine. It is an authentic, culturally responsive approach that is person-centred, criterion-referenced and ecologically valid.

The PRPP-A is administered in two stages. Stage One is used to assess occupational performance mastery; that is, how well the occupation is performed. Stage Two is used to identify reasons for task performance mistakes. An information processing model of cognition underpins the structure of Stage Two.

Participants learn about the occupational therapy focus of the assessment, the theoretical and conceptual foundation on which the assessment is built, the specific models of cognition and evidence base that supports the structure of the assessment and how to reliably assess dimensions of attention, perception (Perceive), learning/memory (Recall), higher cognition (Plan) and response activation (Perform) within the context of the everyday occupations being performed.

The PRPP System is applicable for use with people of any age or diagnosis at any level of cognitive functioning (comatose/high functioning) who have difficulty coping with the cognitive demands of daily life in home, community or health care contexts. The PRPP System is regularly used in the practice areas of neurology, paediatrics, developmental disabilities, aged care and mental health, and across a range of contexts from acute care to community living.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the occupational therapy, neurosciences and educational foundation of the assessment, and its psychometric properties.
  2. Assess and score task performance mastery from videotaped examples of client performances using Stage One of the PRPP Assessment.
  3. Assess and score cognitive strategy application behaviours applied to tasks on dimensions of perceive, recall, plan and perform from videotaped examples of client performances using Stage Two of the PRPP Assessment.
  4. Write specific, measurable mastery and strategy application goals for clients assessed.
  5. Use the PRPP Assessment as a client centred outcome measure of occupational performance.
  6. Discuss the relevance of assessment findings to planning occupational therapy intervention.


The PRPP Assessment course is delivered over five days, attendance at all 5 days is compulsory.

The course content is delivered through presentations, video case-based learning opportunities and small group problem solving.

A couple of recent articles that maybe of interest to those considering if to enrol in the PRPP Assessment course

Smith, R., Ranka, J., & Nott, M. (2023). Using the Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform Assessment of cognitive strategy use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Initial exploration of clinical utility. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 1(14). doi:10.1111/1440.1630.12866 (AUSTRALIA) which can be accessed at here.

Burrows, W., Hocking, C., & Chapparo, C. (2022). Learning, translating, and applying the perceive, recall, plan, perform system of task analysis assessment to practice: Occupational therapists' experiences. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(7), 496-504. doi:10.1177/03080226211042264 (NEW ZEALAND).  You can read the abstract here or if an OTA member you can access the full article via your OTA account here and searching the British Journal of Occupational Therapy

This session is suitable for:

OTs at all stages of their career.  This course is not suitable for OT students.


We are fortunate to have Dr Christine Chapparo and Dr Judy Ranka who developed the PRPP System and have completed significant research on the System over more than 30 years join us to provide this PRPP – Assessment training in Darwin.  

 Dr Christine Chapparo

Dr Christine Chapparo’s career as an occupational therapist is extensive across clinical, teaching and research. Dr Chapparo currently works at the University of Sydney.  She has a keen interest in cognition with her research including occupational theory development and ecological assessment of cognitive strategy application. Her research also includes a focus on sensory processing, resilience in children who have experienced trauma and the impact of orthotic, casting an physical guidance interventions on upper limb and hand function.

Dr Chapparo is internationally recognised for the development of PRPP alongside Dr Judy Ranka and provides training of the PRPP System to occupational therapists in many countries.

 Dr Judy Ranka

Dr Judy Ranka has worked extensively in Australia and the USA as an occupational therapist and educator.  Her current interests include occupational therapy theory development, ecological assessment and intervention for cognitive strategy application disorders in adults with neurological disorders and ecological assessment and intervention for reach, grasp and release disorders in adults with neurological disorders.

Dr Ranka runs a private practice occupational therapy practice with a focus on, education, research, consultation and direct service.  She provides PRPP training internationally with Dr Chapparo.


Monday 12th August 2024 – Friday 16th August 2024 


9am – 5pm each day

The course will commence at 9am on Monday 12th August with check in / registration available from 8:30am.

The course will finish at approximately 5pm each day with the Friday finishing at approximately 4:30pm


A certificate of attendance will be issued on the completion of the course for 30 hours


EARLYBIRD – Book on or before 28 June 2024

OTA Member: $1,750

New Graduate Member: $1,575

Non-member: $2,275

STANDARD – Book on or after 29 June 2024

OTA Member: $1,950

New Graduate Member: $1,775

Non-Member: $2,550

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Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day of the course is included.


The Oak Elan Darwin
33 Woods St, Darwin City NT 0800


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