The Challenge of Keeping Assessments Standardized

Course: #3520Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Live WebinarMon, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

Therapists face challenges every day attempting to administer standardized assessments to children who need individualized instruction. This course will discuss the challenges and potential consequences to using alterations in testing procedures, helping therapists understand how easy it is to end up modifying testing without realizing it. Alternative strategies and appropriate mechanisms of reporting scores will be presented. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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Live Webinar

Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to discuss at least two possible negative consequences of using alterations when performing a standardized motor assessment.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list the three most common alterations used by physical therapists when administering standardized motor skill assessments.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least three incorrect alterations used during the administration of a standardized assessment of motor skills through video examples or case presentations.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to provide at least three examples from the literature of how alterations used during test administration can change motor scores in children who are typically developing.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to accurately report standardized scores from a case presentation of assessment with the use of alterations.

Agenda

0-10 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
10-25 Minutes Current use of alterations by therapists
25-40 Minutes What therapists are trying to measure and why alterations are used
40-60 Minutes Recognizing unwanted alterations: Common ways PTs alter standardized instruction
60-85 Minutes Research findings on the potential impact of alterations
85-100 Minutes How to meet the need to provide standardized scores
100-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Deanne Fay has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Deanne Fay has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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California

PhysicalTherapy.com is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing competency.


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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


KPTA

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).


New York

PhysicalTherapy.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.


Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX). Beginning July 1, 2018, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).



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