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Developing and Using Goals for Students’ Meaningful Participation in School: A Complex Process

Friday, November 9
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Meeting Room 4/5 - Convention Center

Student goals that address participation within the context of school activities or routines are aligned with federal legislation and state, local, and professional guidelines, but are not universally utilized in school-based practice. This session will present findings from recently conducted original mixed-methods research regarding development and use of student goals that address participation within the context of school activities or routines. This session will discuss 1) facilitators and barriers to development of student goals that address participation within the context of school activities or routines, 2) therapists’ perceptions of how student goals impact physical therapy services and student outcomes, and 3) quantitative findings regarding the relationship of goals to service delivery and outcomes. A “Participation-based goals: Development and implications for practice” tool will be presented. Attendees will discuss their experiences regarding student goals, will share their reactions to the study findings, and will explore strategies to develop and use student goals that address participation. A better understanding of the relationship of student goals, services, and outcomes will help school-based physical therapists identify and utilize school-based PT practices that further student participation in the educational environment.

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Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PCS, MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor
Kean University

Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PCS, MPH is an assistant professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Kean University. She was previously a school-based physical therapist for 11 years. Dr. Wynarczuk was a research assistant on the PT COUNTS and ON TRACK studies, and has published research on school-based physical therapy goal development. She is completing her PhD in rehabilitation sciences from Drexel University. Her dissertation is on the development and use of individualized student goals in school-based physical therapy practice. Kim also serves as the secretary of the APTA New Jersey Pediatric Special Interest Group.

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Lisa A. Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor
Drexel University

Lisa A. Chiarello, PT, PhD, FAPTA is a Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Drexel University and was co-PI for the PT COUNTS study. She was PI for Move & PLAY study and co-investigator for the On Track study, and is currently co-investigator on the Engagement in Pediatric Rehabilitation study. Her research has focused on community-based practice and understanding participation outcomes for children with physical disabilities. She has conducted numerous presentations nationally and internationally. Lisa has served as Region IV Director and chair of the Early Intervention Special Interest Group, Practice and Nominating Committees.

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