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Arrowhead District Event - Advancing Assessments: What’s New in Occupational Therapy Evaluation?
Friday, November 08, 2019, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Category: Events

Time: Registration 8:00 – 8:30
          Conference 8:30 – 3:30

*Lunch on your own; numerous options within walking distance.

Location: College of St. Scholastica, Health Science Center, 940 Woodland Avenue, Room 234

Speakers: Kelly Erickson PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor Michele Johnson OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor

Target Audience: OTRs and OTAs

Educational level: beginner/intermediate

Course Description: Categorizing your current evaluation methods with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domains and Process, Third Edition (OTPF-III) will be completed to strengthen your explanation of evaluation methods to key stakeholders. A review of the AOTA Occupational Profile and its link to occupation-based assessment will focus on meeting payer system requirements for identifying performance deficits and functional reporting which is required by the IMPACT Act. There will be time for hands-on exploration of various assessments. Expect to learn about current occupation-based evaluation methods that measure occupational functioning of the individual. Specific occupational based assessments included in the workshop are the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS), Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT), and updated Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills. All participants will receive information on where to find the free, open-access assessments for PASS and EFPT. You may want to bring a laptop or tablet for accessing materials online, however it is not required for participation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify ways to share the distinct value of occupational therapy through your evaluations.
2. Articulate the role of the occupational profile in the evaluation process and access the AOTA Occupational Profile as a tool for compliance in evaluation coding.
3. Describe and identify assessments to measure occupational performance and functional cognition.
4. Practice administration and scoring of the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS), Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT), and updated Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills.
5. Explain the link between the use of occupation-based assessment, functional reporting, and billing.


Speaker Bios:

Kelly Erickson PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Occupational Therapy at The College of St. Scholastica. Her practice focus includes occupational performance with emphasis on occupation-based assessment and intervention, use of everyday technology, development of clinical reasoning and professional behaviors among graduate students, and behavior management and sensory processing across the lifespan. She has research projects in the areas of mobile technology in the occupational therapy process, and mindfulness among graduate students. Dr. Erickson is Editor-In-Chief for the AOTA Knowledge Translation Content Development Board, which includes overseeing item writing with editorial board members, establishing and completing timelines for product review, and online test prep product review.


Michele K. Johnson, OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy Department at the College of St. Scholastica. She obtained her clinical doctorate from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a focus on adolescent mental health. She has been an occupational therapy practitioner for 19 years with experience in multiple practice settings including the school-based setting, inpatient and outpatient hospital, and long term care settings. Dr. Johnson is interested in occupation-based practice and its application to all practice settings. She has been involved in research projects focused on the use of occupational performance coaching with adolescents with mental health disorders and the use of sit-stand desks in office based settings. Dr. Johnson is on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, where she assists in reviewing occupational therapy education programs to determine an accreditation status. 

*This event will allow participants to receive 6 contact hours of CE. To complete this course and receive 6 contact hours of CE, participants must attend all six hours and participate in all course activities including lab and lecture.

This event will be capped at 25 participants due to space limitations in the lab.

The cost for this event will be $60 for MOTA members and $100 for non-MOTA members.

District Organizer: Steve Cope, [email protected]; 218-723-5915


Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process


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Contact: Steven Cope ([email protected] or 218-723-5915)