Department of Occupational Therapy Research Colloquium
from 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Omissions versus Commissions: Are Different Everyday Errors Meaningful for Understanding and Treating Functional Deficits?
Relative to our understanding of the memory and language deficits associated with dementia, little is known about problems with everyday action performance (i.e., meal preparation, grooming). Recent research suggested that omission (failure to perform a task step) and commission (inaccurate performance of a task step) errors may reflect dissociable aspects of action impairment that are predicted by different neuropsychological processes. This research will be presented, along with evidence that contradicts the omission-commission model. Finally, new findings on everyday action interventions informed by the omission-commission model will be discussed.
Tania Giovannetti, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, with a joint appointment in Clinical Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Science Programs.
4:30 Welcome and Introduction
Andrea Krauss, DSW, OTR/L
Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
4:40 "Omissions versus Commissions: Are Different Everyday Errors Meaningful for Understanding and Treating Functional Deficits?"
Tania Giovannetti, Ph.D.
6:00 Conclusion and Questions
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