Goal Attainment Scaling as a Meaningful Outcome Measure for Sensory Integration:
A Training Program
Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L
Contact Hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)
Advanced Level Course
Location & Hotel Info.
This course presents an in-depth look at Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) methodology and its application as a functional outcome measure for occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach. This training program will present theoretical and practical information needed to prepare therapists for the use of the GAS methodology in both clinical and research applications.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs
Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Describe GAS theory and methodology and its application to
outcome measurement in sensory integration.
2. Describe the psychometric properties of GAS and the strengths and weaknesses related to its application as an outcome in sensory integration intervention.
3. Demonstrate the ability to write appropriate, reliable, and
functional GAS outcome goals.
4. Implement GAS methodology as a functional outcome for sensory integration-based treatment.
Schedule* (6.5 contact hours)
8:30 • Introduction to GAS • History of development of GAS • Gas Model
10:30 • Characteristics of GAS Objectives • Identifying issues to be measured
• Understanding the ICF • Common problems in scaling Goals
1:00 • Examples of goals • Peer review of technical qualities of goals
• Practice writing goals from cases
3:00 • Conducting initial interviews • Conducting follow-up interviews and measuring progress
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
• Receives a speaking fee from Professional Development Programs.
• Speaker has no non-financial relationships to disclose.