|The trees outside your office window are calling...|
These suggestions are based on the documentation requirements often encountered by therapists who work in public school systems. I hope some of these ideas may work for you.
- Eligibility teams (including families)
- Outside professionals working with student
- Peer OTs who may work with student in future years
- Third-party payers (such as Medicaid)
- Eligibility teams
- Initial evaluations
- Subsequent evaluations regarding student’s abilities & ongoing need for OT services
- Your treatment notes in your school system's online software program (or paper-based system), regarding student’s progress on goals and/or use of accommodations.
- Adopt use of a streamlined, customized report template that reduces verbiage while emphasizing essential components of the report.
- Decrease subjective input.
- a significant breakthrough, change in student’s independence with a skill
- critical information gained via parent/teacher consults
- EOY summary of progress and plan for treatment focus following summer break [this is not a EOY report but a bridge to facilitate speedy resumption of services in the fall]
|Wouldn't you rather be outside right now? It's fall, and Virginia is too beautiful to miss.|