School-based Goals for OT Practitioners:  Writing Strength-based, Measurable, Collaborative, and Participation-focused Goals For Students

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School-based Goals for OT Practitioners: Writing Strength-Based, Measurable, Collaborative, and Participation-focused Goals for Students

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

$30 | 1.5 Contact Hour, 0.15 CEUs
1.75 PDUs

8 pm Eastern
7 pm Central
6 pm Mountain
5 pm Pacific

$30 | 1.5 Contact Hour, 0.15 CEUs
Educational level: Introductory

Category 1: OT Service Delivery

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If you are unable to attend the webinar, you will have access to the self-paced version of the course within 14 days of the webinar. 

Goal writing can be time consuming for school-based occupational therapy practitioners.  Writing effective goals requires collaboration with team members and understanding how a student’s adverse effects impact his/her participation in the school setting. Using the student's present levels of performance, occupational therapy practitioners will learn how to write strengths-based, measurable, participation focused goals to meet student needs based on national and state education standards. 

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students
This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, case studies, and practice opportunities.

Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Moira P. 
Bushell, OTD, MEd, OTR/L, BCP
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Benefits of this course
By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast writing objectives versus writing benchmarks for IEP goals 
  • Extract relevant student factors from an occupational profile designed for school-based practice in preparation for creating appropriate goals 
  • Identify three best practice approaches for goal writing in school-based practice 
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Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID# 05130
This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 0.15 CEUs (Beginner level, OT Service Delivery area)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Instructor bio
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Moira P. Bushell, OTD, MEd, OTR/L, BCP
Aspire OT Instructor
Moira P. Bushell OTD, MEd, OTR/L has been working as a school based occupational therapist for 10+ years. Her vast experience with program facilitation and passion for education make her an excellent advocate for children. As an AOTA Emerging Leader, she focused on pediatric occupational therapy practice advocacy as it relates to federal and state education law and knowledge translation. She has made numerous presentations about education law, its implication for occupational therapy practice and integration of Tier 1 services into the classroom environment. Within school setting practice, her expertise includes creating inclusive environments for all learners and supporting those with students with behavioral concerns. She currently serves the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association in multiple volunteer roles. 


Financial:  Moira is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor. Moira is the owner/operator of Growth Greenhouse.​ 

Non Financial:  There are no disclosures.

Course Outline

0-5 minutes

6-15 minutes 

16-30 minutes

31-45 minutes

46-60 minutes

61-80 minutes

81-90 minutes

Welcome, Introduction, and Learning Objectives

OT's Role in School-based Practice 

Occupational Profile in School-based Practice and Determination of Relevant Goal Areas

Basic Goal Writing Principles

Case Studies 

Goal Writing Examples and Practice

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • Attend webinar in its entirety
  • Complete Attestation of Attendance
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
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Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

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