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Goal Attainment Scaling in Pediatric Clinical Practice for OTs

presented by Teresa Fair-Field

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is designed to provide standardized training to pediatric occupational therapists using Goal Attainment Scaling to target functional, family-centered objectives in multiple pediatric settings. Participants will be able to construct mental structures (the GAS) that correspond to or match external structures located in the environment (the child’s functional performance).

Meet Your Instructor

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

Teresa began her occupational therapy career at Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR, 1993), continuing her professional education with a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2016. She has spent the majority of her early career in adult neuro-rehabilitation. Now specializing in pediatric clinical practice and early intervention, Teresa enjoys understanding…

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1. Communicating Urgency

Why don’t assessment tools also measure progress? This chapter will discuss common standardized assessment tools in use by pediatric occupational therapists, and the limitations of these same measures in assessing clinical progress.

2. Designing the Goal Attainment Scale

This chapter will outline Goal Attainment Scaling in the academic literature and establish the evidence-based value of GAS in clinical use.

3. Implementing GAS in the Pediatric Clinical Practice

By assessing the needs and considerations in educating the team, we’ll demonstrate how to make a Goal Attainment Scale and assess the learner’s target objectives. Functional clinical examples and demonstrations will be presented.

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