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Evaluating Student Participation Part Two: Case Studies

presented by Jan Hollenbeck

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In this course, student case examples are presented to illustrate the process and key concepts involved in performing individualized, participation-based student evaluations. Emphasis is on identifying student participation challenges as a first step in the evaluation process. Information about student participation is then use to guide the selection of evaluation tools and methods.

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Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR

Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L is co-owner of PASS – The Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC, providing professional development, consultation, and staff training in areas that inform and empower related service providers, teachers, families, and others to support and facilitate the success of children in educational settings (www.otpartnership.com). Dr. Hollenbeck is a Special Education…

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1. Evaluating Student Participation Overview

This chapter will summarize and describe the components of a participation-based evaluation and list key concepts for ensuring a participation-based evaluation process in the schools.

2. Giancarlo, Kindergarten

This chapter will describe the process for establishing a participation-based reason for referral and describe how this guides the next step in the evaluation process (contextual observations).

3. Samuel, Fifth Grade

This chapter will describe the process for establishing a hypothesis based on the participation needs of the student and identifying evaluation tools and methods based on the hypothesis.

4. Javier, Kindergarten

This chapter will describe the process for gathering data during contextual observations and identify how this data can be used in development of the IEP.

5. Marla and Jamal, Kindergarden

This chapter will describe the benefits and process of trialing strategies and accommodations during the evaluation process.

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This course is the first of a two part series that describes how school-based occupational therapists can effectively evaluate student participation (occupational performance) across school contexts and identify what matters most for student success. Emphasis is on key features that can help to create a participation-based evaluation process that is educationally relevant and leads to collaborative and meaningful contextual interventions. Participants will learn essential questions to ask teachers, how to complete a contextual observation that generates data, and a process of creating a hypothesis that guides individualized selection of evaluation tools and methods in order to evaluate student strengths and challenges as they impact school participation.

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