Clinical Excellence- Participation Based Goal Writing within the Medical Model

August 14, 2015 9:00am - 12:10pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

This event is open to Support Staff, OT/ST/PT.

This course is approved for 3 CEUs by TOTA and TSHA and 3 CCUs by TPTA.

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Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX

Course Description:

Participation Based Goal Writing within the Medical Model is for all agency clinicians and addresses the expectations for Plan of Care development at THERAPY 2000. The training includes approximately one hour of preparatory work to familiarize the participant with the philosophy and purpose of goal establishment as part of the Plan of Care, based on the tenets of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Model. Participants will discover how to best utilize primary factors from the evaluation or re-evaluation process to create a meaningful, medically-focused plan of care.  THERAPY 2000’s guidelines for development of short and long term goals will be discussed and utilized within the training so that clinicians have the tools needed to meet industry standards, as well as to support the needs and priorities of children and families.

About Our Speaker:

Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS

Clinical Program Director – Occupational Therapy, Autism, Foster Care Support

Jennifer studied Psychology and Spanish as an undergraduate at Indiana University and received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 1996 from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in pediatrics since 1999 and is currently the Occupational Therapy Program Director & the Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Director for THERAPY 2000, a growing pediatric home health therapy company based in Dallas, Texas. Jennifer guides overall philosophy and delivery of OT programming, as well as therapist training and clinical development. She works with children and families, mentors other therapists, and coordinates the OT student program.

Jennifer’s main area of interest and expertise is in working with children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. This interest and expertise was developed through experiences such as: working for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (North Carolina, with TEACCH and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center as resources); serving on an interdisciplinary team at Mason City Schools Early Childhood Center to develop specialized programming for children with ASD (near Cincinnati, Ohio, with support and resources through the Kelly O’Leary Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and OCALI, the Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence), and serving as primary In-Home/Parent Trainer for McKinney ISD. Jennifer believes strongly in the importance and power of the therapeutic relationship, and provides mentoring and training in this area as well. Jennifer has been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2006 and a yoga studio owner in the Dallas area since 2011.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the philosophy and purpose of short term and long term goals as part of the plan of care (based on course pre-work).
  2. Identify the main factors to consider in creating a plan of care – child’s medical needs, caregiver priorities and resources, assessment data/clinical observations – and the contribution that each of these factors makes to the goals, interventions and dosage.
  3. Utilize identified factors to develop long term and short term goals based on goal development structure and guidelines provided.

Time 9:00am-12:10pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*


“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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