Explore strategies for collaborative evaluation and goal development for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A clinical decision-making algorithm designed to standardize and streamline the evaluation process will be presented that can be used to address deficits in both gross and fine motor skills including impairments in praxis, gait, balance, endurance, postural control, and strength. We will discuss a collaborative process using assessment data to develop multi-disciplinary goals to promote participation.
- Identify what information is needed about a child to successfully use the algorithm to complete an evaluation
- Determine the best tests and measures to evaluate a given student within the school setting utilizing the provided algorithm.
- Recognize the benefits of a multi-disciplinary evaluation strategy
- Utilize transdisciplinary goals for case studies that incorporate relevant information from involved disciplines.
School based therapists.
- Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Evidence Based Evaluation Tools
- How to use a clinical decision-making tool designed to standardize and streamline the evaluation process
- Evaluating Gross and Fine Motor Skills
- Evaluating Impairments: praxis, gait, balance, endurance, postural control, and strength.
- Developing Goals
- Working collaboratively
- Using assessment data to develop multi-disciplinary goals to promote participation.
AMY BARR, PT, DPT is a school-based therapist and Physical Therapy Coordinator for Cherry Creek School District in suburban Denver. She has 24 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 18 years serving preschool through transition age students in school-based practice. Amy has a passion for providing quality continuing education for school-based physical therapists and co-founded an annual education day for therapists in Colorado. She is a member of the PT/OT Advisory Team for Colorado Department of Education. Amy currently serves as the Chair of the APPT School-Based Special Interest Group.
Christy Hupka, PT, DPT, PCS is a board-certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy currently practicing in Cherry Creek School District in Denver. She has 23 years of experience as a physical therapist and has spent the last 13 years working in schools with children between preschool and transition age. Christy leads a GoBabyGo program, providing powered mobility for young students. Currently, she serves as the pediatric representative on the professional development committee for the Colorado chapter of the APTA.
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