School based therapists will learn the critical considerations and components of a school-based evaluation focused on student participation. Participants will reflect on current evaluation practices and develop/revitalize their evaluation process based on session content.
- Identify the importance of (4) critical considerations of a school-based OT or PT evaluation.
- Identify (4) or more components of a school-based OT or PT evaluation of student participation.
- Determine the role of the ICF (PT) or OTPF4 (OT) in the school-based evaluation of participation.
Lecture course with reflection and small group discussion and development of a product and action plan: 3.0 hours
- Overview, Trends, and Rationale for School-Based Evaluation of Participation
- Where we have been, how we began evaluating in the school setting
- Where we are now, evaluang school participation
- Where we are going, shifting practice along with the evidence
Critical Considerations for School-Based Evaluation
- Federal (IDEA) and State Special Education Laws and Regulations
- State Practice Act/Licensure Laws
- AOTA/APTA Professional Guidelines – ICF and OTPF4
- Evidence-Based Practice
Critical Components of the School-Based Evaluation Process
- Identify strengths and successes in addition to challenges with school participation
- Identifying our clients in school-based practice & client interview
- OT: Creating the Occupational Profile and Analyzing Occupational Performance (OTPF4)
- PT: Beyond Body Structures and Functions (ICF)
- Contextual Observation
- Trialing Strategies During the Evaluation Process
- Sharing/Discussion of Current School Evaluation Tools and the information that these provide about student participation in context.
Tips and Strategies for Developing a Participation-Based Evaluation Report
- Begin with strengths and participation-based challenges
- End with potential solutions, strategies, recommendations for participation-based challenges (PT and OT Intervention plan is different than IEP goals/objectives) to help the team – so that the student can participate more successfully.
- Make your evaluation valuable to the team!
- Language – use language that is focused on school participation
Reflecting on Current Evaluation Practices – Individual
- Use the OT/PT Participation-Based Evaluation Critique Checklist
Revitalizing/Developing your Evaluation Process – Small Group Activity
- Discuss and develop/draft an evaluation process, procedure, and/or report template utilizing course content for use in your district.
Moving Forward: Wrap-up, Q & A
- Share back on small group work
- Sharing Next Steps: Identify (and share in chat) one action step for immediate implementation upon return to work.
Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, is a Special Education Administrator responsible for related services, secondary transition services, assistive technology, and Section 504 for the Medford Public School District in Massachusetts. She received her BS and Doctoral degrees in occupational therapy from Tufts University - Boston School of Occupational Therapy and her MS degree from Boston University with a specialty in pediatrics. She is co-owner of PASS - The Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC, providing professional development, consultation, and staff training in areas that inform and empower related service providers teachers, families and others to support and facilitate the success of children in educational settings. Dr. Hollenbeck has presented extensively at state and national levels on the role of the related service provider in the public schools and through PASS, LLC is an approved provider of professional development for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She has authored several chapters and articles on the role of OT in public schools and is currently co-editing a pediatric textbook for OTAs. She is the MAOT Liaison to the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the first author of the Guidelines for Provision of Occupational Therapy Services in Massachusetts Public Schools. Dr. Hollenbeck is currently Co-Facilitator of the AOTA State Leaders in School Practice CoP and served a 3-year term on the AOTA Early Intervention and Schools Special Interest Section Committee.
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#04503. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 2.5 contact hours 0.25 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT service delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 2.5 units. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 3 continuing education hours, #20-902652. This session applies 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) toward approval but this must combine with another session of this series to receive CEUs and approval number by KY Physical Therapy Association. Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.25 CEU's. Approval #2204-30 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.5 CEC's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 2.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 2.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003 from 2/1/22 thru 1/31/24.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
2.5 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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