Progress Monitoring: How Related Service Providers Collect, Interpret, and Leverage Data

This session will explore the scientifically-based practice of progress monitoring, a set of activities which assesses student performance. Progress monitoring will also be examined from the lens of understanding intervention effects, including the fidelity of implementation when specially designed interventions are assigned to instructional partners for delivery. Participants will experience how progress monitoring works in the context of both the therapeutic and IEP processes, the benefits and challenges of progress monitoring IEP goals, and how progress monitoring is particularly valuable in curriculum-based IEP development, documentation, and effectiveness assessment.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Course Instructor(s)

Lauren Holahan

Teaching represents the majority of my effort and development as a UNC faculty member. As a provider of professional development and continuing competence activities for occupational therapy practitioners working in North Carolina public schools, as a lecturer in NC institutes of higher education preparing future occupational therapy practitioners, and as presenter at local, state, and national professional meetings, I have grown in my roles as an assistant professor in the UNC-CH Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and as the Occupational Therapy Consultant to the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI). My work in clinical practice, administrative activities, and professional service has not been as pervasive as my teaching efforts; nonetheless, I have also had key opportunities to contribute to the occupational therapy and occupational science, the University, and the public in all of these components of faculty service.

Course Agenda

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 08:45
Introduction; review objectives and structure of day
08:45 - 09:15
What is progress monitoring?
09:15 - 10:00
Why should related service providers bother with progress monitoring?
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:30
IEP Implementation
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:30
How is IEP goal progress monitored? What is the process?
01:30 - 01:45
01:45 - 02:30
How is IEP goal progress monitored? What is the process? (cont’d)
02:30 - 03:00
Q&A; Reflection

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 5.5 Hrs PT/PTA in IL, NY, TX (5.5 CCUs)
  • 5.5 Contact Hrs for PT/PTAs, OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker #20-491766, CE15-24977)

CIAO is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.