Special Education Directors,
Writing better goals and effectively monitoring student progress towards those goals are foundational skills for Related Service Providers. Positive student outcomes can only be achieved when school-based therapists can do both consistently. Good data on good goals leads to effective interventions and allows therapists to write better progress reports in less time. And we know that “time spent on paperwork” is a leading cause of therapist burnout. For these reasons, we are very excited about the next presentation in our series of Related Service Provider Seminars, Creating Goals that Are Easy to Monitor and a Stress-Free Companion Monitoring Tool, with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA, and Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP. This workshop is designed for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists and will convey ASHA, APTA, and AOTA CEUs. Please share with your staff.
Creating Goals That Are Easy to Monitor and A Stress-Free Companion Monitoring Tool
Presented by ADE/ESS/Special Projects
Hosted by Littleton Elementary School District
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.
Fee: $120 (lunch on your own)
Where: Littleton Elementary School District
Address: 1600 S. 107th Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
About Carlo Vialu
Carlo served as Director of Physical Therapy for the NYC Department of Education, overseeing a program with over 700 PTs working in more than 1,500 schools. He is the project manager of research on normative data for five mobility tests for school-aged children and co-founder of SeekFreaks.
About Peggy Morris
Peggy is an OT with 30+ years of pediatric experience in early intervention, private practice, and outpatient therapy, but most of her experience and passion are in school-based practice. She coordinates the post-professional MS and OTD programs and school-based certificate programs at Tufts University. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics through the AOTA and is a regular SeekFreaks contributor.
Are you ready for an easy way to write goals and monitor progress? Peggy and Carlo will walk you through setting goals that are easy to monitor and creating a monitoring tool that can help you decide whether your student is on track, if it is time to change the intervention, or if it is time to work on more challenging goals.
Stress-free monitoring begins with a well-written goal. While making a goal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) is a great start, how many times have we written a SMART goal that contained too many conditions to be easy to measure? So, in the morning, you will learn the three common problems with SMART goals and the four strategies to make your SMART goal easy to monitor. You will practice utilizing Apply EBP’s simple worksheet for goal creation with the guidance of your instructors. You will then go through the three steps to create an accompanying data-collection system. You will gain four tips for making this system user-friendly for different team members and help make informed decisions. You will learn and practice using this data-collection system in making objective decisions about whether your student is on track or if it is time to change the intervention or goal.
Finally, you will learn two additional strategies to elevate your goals further: the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) for more complex cases and the five steps for creating collaborative interprofessional goals.
Bring sample goals you need to improve and case vignettes that you find challenging. There will be multiple opportunities to practice goal creation, monitoring, decision-making, and interactive Q&A discussions with the instructors. Leave the day with concrete strategies and the confidence to create goals and monitor them meaningfully!
Register for “Creating Goals that are Easy to Monitor and A Stress-Free Companion Monitoring Tool”
If you have questions regarding this training, please email Margaret Egan or email Mitch Galbraith