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Goal Attainment Scaling as a Meaningful Outcome Measure for Sensory Integration: A Training Program

 

Course Description:

This course presents an in-depth look at Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) methodology and its application as a functional outcome measure for occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach. This training program will present theoretical and practical information needed to prepare therapists for the use of the GAS methodology in both clinical and research applications.

 

Level:  Introduction

Contact Hours:  6.5 hours

 

Course Objectives:

1) Describe GAS theory and methodology and its application to outcome measurement in sensory integration

2) Understand the psychometric properties of GAS and the strengths and weaknesses related to its application as an outcome in sensory integration intervention.

3) Demonstrate the ability to write appropriate, reliable, and functional GAS outcome goals.

4) Be prepared to implement GAS methodology as a functional outcome for sensory integration-based

 

Course Schedule:

8:30-10:00

 

10:00-10:15

10:30-12:00


 

12:00-1:00

1:00-2:45

 

2:45-3:00

3:00-4:30

Introduction to GAS
History of development of GAS
Gas Model

Break

Characteristics of GAS Objectives
Identifying issues to be measured
Understanding the ICF
Common problems in scaling Goals

Lunch

Examples of goals
Peer review of technical qualities of goals
Practice writing goals from cases

Break

Conducting initial interviews
Conducting follow-up interviews and measuring progress

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