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Amy Barr

PT, DPT

Amy Barr, PT, DPT is a practicing school-based therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for a large school district located in the suburban Denver area. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 14 years serving preschool through transition age students in a school setting. Dr. Barr teaches nationally on topics important to school-based therapy, including team collaboration, IEP development, and physical therapist performance appraisal. She has a passion for providing quality continuing education for school-based physical therapists and cofounded an annual education day for therapists in Colorado.

Dr. Barr chaired the Physical Therapist Performance Appraisal Task Force for the School-Based Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. She participated in the PT Performance Appraisal work group for the Colorado Educator Effectiveness Project and is an active member of the Colorado Department of Education Physical Therapy Advisory Committee. Dr. Barr graduated from the University of Colorado with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

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Goal Attainment Scaling in School-Based Practice

Presented by Amy Barr, PT, DPT and Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Goal Attainment Scaling in School-Based Practice

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Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is becoming more commonly used in school settings for a variety of purposes. However, many school-based physical therapists are unfamiliar with this goal writing structure. This course will describe the evidence base for use of GAS in school-based practice along with specific guidelines for writing goal attainment scales. Common challenges and practical advantages to GAS will also be explored. Case examples will clarify key concepts and offer participants suggestions for writing goal attainment scales. Upon completion of the course, participants will have the tools they need to begin writing goal attainment scales.

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Providing Related Services: Selecting Outcomes and Documenting Progress

Presented by Amy Barr, PT, DPT and Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Providing Related Services: Selecting Outcomes and Documenting Progress

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Selecting meaningful outcome measures for students receiving school-based physical therapy can be challenging. This course describes how to integrate the ICF framework and clinical reasoning skills to select relevant outcome measures for students with disabilities. Methods for documenting progress, improving team collaboration, and increasing efficiency of data collection will also be highlighted. Case studies and examples of documentation will facilitate translation to practice.

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Developing the IEP as a School-Based PT

Presented by Amy Barr, PT, DPT and Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Developing the IEP as a School-Based PT

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Learning to develop an IEP that accurately reflects the student's functional performance and identifies the needed accommodations and services is a specialized skill. This course will define and discuss the various components of the IEP. The relationships between the IEP process and the patient/client management model in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice will be described. Various methods for developing and measuring meaningful IEP goals will be explained and illustrated through case examples. Concepts such as collaboration, parental consent, and predetermination as relating to IEP meetings will be explored.

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The Unique Role of Related Service Providers

Presented by Amy Barr, PT, DPT and Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

The Unique Role of Related Service Providers

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What are related services, and who provides these services to students with disabilities in schools? This course will define related service and describe how related service providers help a child with a disability benefit from their special education program. This course will assist all school personnel, including teachers, administrators, and support staff, by covering topics that address who related service providers are and what their roles are in supporting students. In addition, some guidance around how many people from different disciplines and backgrounds can come together to work collaboratively on behalf of the student is included. Implementation of related services will be the focus of the course.

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