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.
Course created on October 7, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
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; FL/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; MD/0.2; 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; NJ/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/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
- Participants will be able to discuss at least two possible negative consequences of using alterations when performing a standardized motor assessment.
- Participants will be able to list the three most common alterations used by physical therapists when administering standardized motor skill assessments.
- Participants 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.
- Participants 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.
- Participants will be able to accurately report standardized scores from a case presentation of assessment with the use of alterations.
|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|
PT, DPT, PhD
Deanne Fay is a Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at A.T. Still University (ATSU). She has over 25 years of experience primarily in neurological and pediatric settings and is a Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist Emeritus. Deanne received her professional education from Marquette University, a Master's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in motor development from the University of Wisconsin, a post-professional DPT from ATSU, and a PhD from Nova Southeastern University. Her areas of teaching are human development, pediatrics, gait, and evidence-based practice. Her research interests include assessment in pediatrics, effectiveness of community-based pediatric programs, participation and classification within adaptive sports, and the development of evidence-based practitioners. Deanne is also very involved with sports for the physically disabled serving on the Junior Committee for Adaptive Sports USA, and serving as national and international classifier for Para Athletics. Her research and work with sports for the disabled contributed to her recognition by the Arizona Physical Therapy Association as Physical Therapist of the Year for 2012.
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