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This webinar will explore coaching strategies for school-based therapists using tele/video platforms to delivery care and achieve IEP goals.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this live webinar the participant will be able to:

1. Understand the “Why” of doing the “How” differently in virtual education particularly for medically fragile children reliant on adaptive aids for educational support.

2. Describe and understand the evidence supporting the use of coaching strategies with teachers, students and parents in school practice.

3. Learn key factors to consider in the evaluation process when using the virtual environment.

4. Learn to design and create contextual, learning environments to achieve academic objectives in the home that incorporate the 5 F-words.

5. Problem solve how to utilize community supports to assist in implementing therapy strategies.

About the Speaker:

Ginny Paleg, DScPT, is a pediatric PT from Silver Spring, Maryland. She has worked at NIH, HSC Pediatric Center (where she ran a one week intensive program, and was part of the team that started the equipment clinic), adult group homes and in schools. For the past 14 years, she has worked for her local school system in their early intervention program. Ginny earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at Emory University and her DScPT at the University of Maryland Baltimore. She is on the editorial board of Rehab Management Magazine. In 2013 she was appointed by her governor to the Maryland Insurance Commission Habilitation work group. Ginny is an active member of the APTA, having served as a state representative and reimbursement specialist. Recently, she has published four peer review journal articles on standing programs, two on gait trainers and two on power mobility. In 2016, Ginny was an invited visiting faculty member in Barcelona, Spain, presented at the European Academy of Childhood Disability, International Early Intervention Conference and European Seating Symposium. She is certified for General Movement Assessment, a tool which has a 92-98% success rate at identifying which 2-5 month old infants will have cerebral palsy. Ginny specializes in assessment and interventions for children at the GMFCS Levels IV and V.

As states across America continue to shelter-in-place due to COVID-19 restrictions, the CRT community is looking for ways to provide equipment to the clients we serve. Social distancing practices have created obstacles that we as an industry must circumnavigate to continue to meet the needs of the many wheelchair users we see. When looking for a solution, Telehealth may be your answer.

Sarah Moran, PT, DPT, PCS, ATP, and Zach Stewart, ATP, will share with you some helpful tips and tricks you will need for a successful Telehealth wheelchair session. In this 45-minute webinar, you will get an inside look at a Telehealth assessment and what that will look like from both the Therapist’s and ATP’s point of view. After watching, you will be more knowledgeable and hopefully feel more confident in your ability to provide good clinical outcomes in a Telehealth wheelchair evaluation.

Zach Stewart, NSM ATP, collaborates with Ginny Paleg DScPT, published author and pediatric expert, to create an overview of the therapy landscape during COVID-19 and to think through alternative care models for CRT provision including Telehealth evaluations. Please join us for this webinar to inform your therapeutic practice to positively impact patient outcomes.

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