Live Webinar for Pediatric Therapists. Complete all Four Sessions for 12 Contact Hours (1.2 CEUs)
March 4, 6, 11 and 13, 2024
5:40 pm EST • 4:40 pm CST • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40 pm PST (US)
Registration includes access to 4 sessions and all handouts. Please download the above brochure for full schedule.
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Learn to apply evidence-based, school-based practices to the severely involved and medically complex child using a “problem-based learning or PBL” approach. Participants are encouraged to provide actual cases for the PBL series.
This course will provide the school-based practitioner the opportunity to learn and apply an evidenced based framework to support educationally relevant and necessary decision making in school-based practice. Participants are provided practice tools to facilitate case organization and their clinical reasoning. The series will facilitate participants to develop their own clinical reasoning skills and apply assessment, IEP documentation, intervention strategies including assistive technology, data collection and dosing concepts to meet the needs of the medically complex student. The importance of developing collaboration and coaching skills will be stressed. Participants will work individually and with other participants to enhance their learning and ability to apply the content to their own students.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the frameworks of practice used in school occupational and physical therapy practice and applicability to the severely involved and/or medically complex student.
- Apply a top-down and ecological approach to the school-based assessment in the severely involved and/or medically complex student.
- Distinguish between three different service models used in school practice.
- Analyze student specific needs to apply appropriate intervention strategies for the severely involved and/or medically complex student across academic and non-academic settings.
- Determine appropriate school-based dosing for the severely involved and/or medically complex student using a multi-factor approach in 2 case studies.
- Construct 1-2 goals and related objectives that support data collection with fidelity to distinct, evidence-based approaches for the severely involved and/or medically complex student.
This course is relevant for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Susan Cecere is the owner of Sequoia School Based Therapy Solutions, LLC a consulting company that supports districts, agencies and therapists in the practice of school-based therapy services by providing mentoring, professional development and administrative support. Sue’s career has spanned 25 years in the school based and early intervention practice settings both as a service provider and program administrator. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health care. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, a master’s degree in health science from Towson University, and a graduate certificate in educational leadership from McDaniel College. Cecere is an experienced speaker on school practices and its administrative considerations. She is a former physical therapy chair of the Maryland State Department of Education Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical Therapy School-Based Programs, and coauthor of the Maryland State Guide to Early Intervention and School-based Practices. She is an active member of APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, where she has co-authored several fact sheets on school practice issues and served as its vice president for 8 years. She has been a member of the APTA Media Corps for several years. In 2012, she received the Susan K. Effgen Award for her advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels in support of pediatrics.
Susan Cecere receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Susan Cecere has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
This course will help me to better serve my complex students in the school setting by giving me assessment tools, team based problem solving approach to setting achievable goals and objectives so my students can be successful in school and life. Susan did a great job of providing resources and problem solving methods to put a plan together for this difficult population of students and the course was very interactive. -this_course_will_help_me_to_better_serve_my_complex_students_in_the_school_setting_by_giving_me_assessment_tools_team_based_problem_solving_approach_to_setting_achievable_goals_and_objectives_so_my_s
Great online course with engaging material and exceptional resources. Susan is a great online speaker and keeps her participants engaged without getting bored. -PTA from South Carolina
School-based practice can be challenging. Having a structure to follow for decision making and being able to explain reasoning behind decisions is critical for consistency within the school and for parent expectations. I feel this course provided that, but not in a cookie cutter kind of way. It gave a process of thinking through things with the idea it is always a team decision and case by case factors may have an effect on the decisions. I appreciate the information as it it gives the team a place to start to think through the IEP process in a systematic way. -PT from Arizona
Susan gave us great insight into this course material, it was also a validation of many of the things we are doing correctly in our school districts and private schools to meet the needs of our PT students for their IEP needs. I appreciated her references and additional insight into our topic materials. I look forward to taking a course with her again :) -PT from New Jersey
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