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Selecting meaningful outcome measures for students receiving school-based physical therapy can be challenging. This course describes how to integrate the ICF framework and clinical reasoning skills to select relevant outcome measures for students with disabilities. Methods for documenting progress, improving team collaboration, and increasing efficiency of data collection will also be highlighted. Case studies and examples of documentation will facilitate translation to practice.
Amy Barr, PT, DPT is a practicing school-based therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for a large school district located in the suburban Denver area. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 14 years serving preschool through transition age students in a school setting. Dr. Barr…
Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Rapport is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, where she is on the faculty of the Physical…
2. Integrating the ICF with our Clinical Reasoning
This chapter will describe how to pair clinical reasoning and the ICF to select outcome measures. Two case studies will be explored to provide concrete examples of the use and benefits of this method. The application of theoretical knowledge of the ICF to clinically relevant examples is critical for participants to translate this information into their practice.
3. Documenting Progress
This chapter discusses a variety of ways to document progress regarding outcome measures and IEP goals. It also identifies strategies to increase collaboration in data collection and efficiency of documentation.
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