Clinical Excellence – Start of Care & ReEvaluation Documentation

June 12, 2015 9:00am - 12:10pm

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

This event is open to OT/ST/PT.

This course is pending approval for  3 CCUs from TPTA.

This course is  approved for 3 CEUs from TOTA (type 1) and TSHA.


Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS

Course Location:


2535 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212

Course Description:

Documentation is the written expression of the clinical reasoning and decision making process.  Start of Care and Re-Evaluation documentation are vital for:

  • providing the foundation for development of the Plan of Care and rationale behind that POC (dosage, interventions)
  • showing a clear picture of a child’s medically based therapeutic needs for the PCP and others involved in the child’s care
  • establishing a process through which payer sources can clearly see medical appropriateness of recommended services, as well as the impact of intervention being provided when applicable

Stakeholders such as clinicians, PCPs, as well as payer sources need to have a clear understanding of testing information and clinical observations, as well as how that information relates to the child/caregiver’s participation based goals within the home and community.  THERAPY 2000s SOC & Re-Evaluation templates will be reviewed and discussed in detail to provide guidelines as to how they might best be used to meet the varied needs of identified stakeholders.

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:

At the end of the training, participants will:

  1. Identify the purpose of Start of Care and ReEvaluation documentation.
  2. Describe what information should be included in the Assessment Report & Clinical Observations sections to meet the needs of different stakeholders.
  3. Discuss how the data gathered through the SOC and ReEvaluation process relates to development of the Plan of Care.
  4. Describe factors to consider when making clinical decisions regarding dosage.


*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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