The Art of Informal Assessment with SCHOODLES
**This webinar includes access to a downloadable version of the newly updated SCHOODLES School Fine Motor Assessment (fourth edition) valued at $85. PLEASE NOTE: The assessment is not included in the Summer CEU Extravaganza. You will receive access information for the webinar only.**
For school-based occupational therapists, connecting assessment results, educational need, and intervention can be a challenge. This 2-hour webinar is appropriate for occupational therapists or those needing a brush-up on school-based assessment. Using SCHOODLES School Fine Motor Assessment, we’ll focus on how to systematically conduct the essential non-standardized portion of an occupational therapy evaluation and gain applicable meaning from observations. Participants learn how to clearly identify, analyze, and describe fine motor areas of need related to school performance. We also review how to pull educationally appropriate goals from our findings.
- Define the term “educational need” as it refers to school-based Occupational Therapy and assessment.
- Understand the importance of including a thorough, systematic observation in addition to standardized tests in occupational therapy evaluations.
- List at least four supporting skills needed to produce functional fine motor outcomes in the classroom.
- List at least three observations that can be made during modified manual muscle testing.
- Understand the steps needed to connect classroom performance, assessment results, and educationally relevant goals.
Target Audience: beginner- to intermediate-level occupational therapists and others
Course Instructors: Marie Frank, OTR/L, has worked in clinics, schools, and taught assessment and pediatric courses at the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota. She is currently a staff therapist for Maplewood–North St. Paul–Oakdale school district in Minnesota in the early intervention program.
Monica Fortunato, OTR/L, has worked with children and adolescents in hospitals, community programs, and schools. She is currently the lead therapist for DirectEd Specialized Services, based in Los Angeles, California. She provides occupational therapy services to K–12 students in the charter schools in Los Angeles Unified School District.
Marie and Monica are co-collaborators on SCHOODLES School Fine Motor Assessment. They recently updated and expanded SCHOODLES and are proud to present the fourth edition here.
- Financial: Marie Frank and Monica Fortunato receive speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC as well as a portion of each SCHOODLES assessment sold. They are co-owners of Schoodles Inc.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Post-Test: Before receiving a certificate, learners must take an objective post-test to demonstrate they acquired the learning outcomes. An attestation statement is included indicating the learner viewed the entire course and completed the post-test independently. A passing grade is ≥ 70%.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Therapy Process: Evaluation.
Sensational Brain LLC is an approved CE provider for the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia Boards of Occupational Therapy. Our CE Broker tracking number is 50-20546. This course code is 20-591876. CEUs are uploaded weekly. Please provide your license information with your post-test.
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