Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded December 11, 2018

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.

Description: Goal attainment scaling (GAS) has been identified as the single best outcome measure for sensory integration intervention. It allows for individualized goals that can be combined with other individuals and are subject to statistical analysis. However, this goal writing methodology requires a unique mindset and understanding of goals writing to be valid and reliable. This webinar will provide an introduction to the GAS goal writing methodology and present its strengths and challenges for implementation in clinical practice. Individuals wishing to be fully trained in this methodology are encouraged to take the Spiral Foundation’s one day on-line course on goal attainment scaling.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and background of the GAS methodology
  2. Identify 3 strengths and challenges for implementation of GAS methodology in clinical practice
  3. Describe the GAS goal writing methodology and its underlying theoretical foundations

Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students.

AOTA
Domain: Areas of Occupation
Process: Assessment

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at admin@thespiralfoundation.org or (617) 969 – 4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education:

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

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