3 Contact Hours

Setting goals and evaluating outcomes is essential to determine if the outcomes of intervention are relevant and meaningful to the lives of children and their families. This entry-level/refresher course focuses on the design process of setting goals from a family-centered perspective and evaluating outcomes. This course is appropriate for occupational, physical, and speech therapists working in pediatrics.

Audience: OT, PT, ST

Skill Level: Entry-level/Refresher

Contact Hours: 3

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Describe the goal setting and outcome evaluation process as it is embedded in the everyday lives of children and families.
2. Distinguish characteristics of short-term and long-term goals from a family-centered perspective.
3. Outline the specific features of each component of the goal setting and outcome evaluation process.
4. Identify specific guidelines to effectively document goals and outcomes from a family-centered perspective.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Setting Goals for Kids: A Family-Centered Approach

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3. Coursework - Setting Goals for Kids: A Family-Centered Approach

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4. Course Final and Survey - Setting Goals for Kids: A Family-Centered Approach


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion