presented by Jenny L. Clark
Financial— Jenny Clark receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L
Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, has helped children over the past 25 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist working as a speaker, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny’s Kids, Inc.), school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Her Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers,…Read full bio
1. Evaluation Tools and Techniques
Chapter one examines a variety of occupation-based assessments and standardized tests used in pediatric therapy evaluation to assess gross and fine motor skills, sensory processing, handwriting, and visual perceptual motor skills. Therapists will learn how to apply a keen eye on clinical observations for assessing underlying neuro-motor components affecting function. Gathering critical detail in the evaluation process will help you to develop a comprehensive and targeted treatment plan.
2. Systematic and Comprehensive Evaluation Process
Chapter two breaks down the evaluation process into a six-stage sequence; gathering background information, selecting standardized tests based on areas on concern, implementing the formal evaluation process, scoring and interpreting tests that were given, synthesizing results, developing an effective treatment program, and collaborating with families to develop functional goals. Therapists will learn the subtle nuances of skilled clinical reasoning that makes the assessment process time efficient and productive, in order to attain targeted and clear baseline data for developing a comprehensive treatment plan.
3. Putting It All Together: Case Examples Part One
Chapter three presents four case examples to help therapists make effective choices for evaluations and develop suitable treatment plans. Case examples include a 9-year-old boy with attention deficit disorder, a 3-year-old boy with autism, a 5-year-old girl with sensory processing disorder, and a 4-year-old preschool boy with autism. Each case example provides information regarding parent and teacher concerns and allows therapists to practice selecting which assessment they may use to evaluate the child. Evaluation results, comprehensive treatment plans, and occupation-based outcomes will all be discussed.
4. Putting It All Together: Case Examples Part Two
Chapter four presents three additional case studies. Case examples include a 4-year-old girl with sensory processing disorder, a 9-year-old boy with autism, and a 9-year-old girl with Down syndrome. In this final chapter, therapists will be given strategies to use in determining which of the tools presented in chapter one should be implemented in evaluating children and developing a plan for successful occupation-based outcomes.