Developing appropriate functional, patient-centered goals is a critical component of demonstrating the medical necessity and skilled need for occupational therapy services. Goals should be documented in terms of functional outcomes that are relevant and meaningful to the patient and, if applicable, the caregiver. In addition, goals must be written to align with patient presentation, considering the patient's expected progression and timeline. This module provides occupational therapists with an understanding of how to structure functional goals, using case studies and examples to enhance goal-writing skills.
Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Course approval ID# APP#0000003344. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1000 CEUs Introductory,Professional Issues.
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Importance of Functional Goals
Demonstrating Skilled Therapy
Section 3: Forming Patient-Centered Goals
Characteristics of Goals
Section 4: Case Study 1 – Dana
Section 5: Case Study 2 – Evan
Section 6: Conclusion
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.Disclosure: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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