Working with Families: Collaboration & Autonomy through Home Programs

February 12, 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.

This course is pending 2 CEUs from TOTA, 2 CEUs from TSHA and 2 CCUs from TPTA.

Speaker:

Jennifer Lawson, OTR, MS

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX

Course Description:

This training addresses one of the primary aspects of working with families, collaboration through home program activities. Participants will learn strategies for supporting the autonomy of caregivers while encouraging their engagement in the therapeutic process, specifically through the use of effective home program development and implementation.  Documentation of teaching, training, collaboration and home program implementation will be discussed and resources for home programming across disciplines will also be shared.

 

Learner Objectives:

  1. List 3 reasons why collaboration and home programming are important for children and families.
  2. Identify and describe effective methods for home program development, teaching and follow up/monitoring.
  3. Provide an example of how to document caregiver collaboration and home programming in an effective manner.

9:00am-11:00am

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.

 

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

IMPORTANT INFO FOR SLP/STA CEU Credit

“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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