Working with Families: Caregiver Engagement, Home Programs and Community Transition

February 19, 2016 9:00am - 12:10pm

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

This event is open to OT/ST/PT including OTAs, SLPAs and PTAs.

Approvals are pending for 3 CEUs from TOTA, 3 CEUS from TSHA and 3 CCUs from TPTA .


Kathy Clapsaddle, CCC-SLP

Course Location:

Mangia Pizza, Mesa Location
8012 Mesa Drive
Austin, TX  78731


Course Description:

This course addresses three aspects of working with families in home care therapy services:  promoting caregiver engagement in the plan of care, developing and implementing effective home programs and planning for community transition.  Participants will learn strategies for supporting the autonomy of caregivers while encouraging their engagement in the therapeutic process. Best practice strategies for developing and supporting effective home programs will also be shared, as well as resources for home programming across disciplines.  Additionally, participants will discuss the continuum of care in home health and the process for planning for community transition, starting at admission to services.  Finally, strategies for ethically and successfully treating children with chronic, lifelong disabilities will also be discussed.

About Our Speaker:

Kathy Clapsaddle, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Program Director

Kathy Clapsaddle, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Program Director for Speech Language Pathology for THERAPY 2000 and the Division Director for the Austin division.  She received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1999.  Kathy considers herself to be a “therapy geek.”  She has served as a Speech Language Pathologist, a university instructor, professional educator, and a leader.  She is currently the Vice President of Research and Development for the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association, and she serves on the Editorial Board for Evidence Based Practices (EBP) Briefs.  Her areas of interest include service delivery, autism, emergent literacy development and augmentative and alternative communication. She has presented across the state on issues related to Speech Language Pathology services in school and medical settings.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify three main components of effective collaboration with families in pediatric home care services
  2. Discuss at least two strategies to support caregiver engagement and autonomy
  3. Identify and describe effective methods for home program development, teaching and follow up/monitoring
  4. Describe the continuum of care for home health based therapy services, and in particular, how it applies to children with chronic lifelong conditions


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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