Promoting Socially Valid Outcomes for Individuals With Severe Disabilities

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Promoting Socially Valid Outcomes for Individuals With Severe Disabilities

This program includes two recordings that discuss the concept of social validity as a way to promote meaningful outcomes for individuals with severe disabilities. Participants will explore how social validity assessments could provide a tool kit for developing effective and sustainable treatments. Participants will learn strategies for collaborative and person-centered assessment, goal setting, and intervention practices that promote socially valid outcomes for this client base by including the input of all stakeholders—including practitioners across professions as well as the individual him- or herself. These recordings originally appeared in the June 2014 online conference "Improving Communication of People With Severe Disabilities: Interprofessional Strategies."

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • articulate the multiple dimensions of social validity
  • explain why assessing social validity is important
  • identify at least three assessment tools that can help determine and measure socially valid outcomes and can be used by multiple disciplines
  • define and write socially valid physical therapy and communication goals/outcomes
  • design social validity assessments that provide useful information

What is an eWorkshop?

An ASHA eWorkshop is an interactive, slide- and video-based workshop. Watch it at your leisure, and simply submit a completion form to earn CEUs.

System Requirements

To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Reader

And one of the following browsers:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11

Continuing Education

: 0.25 PDHs: 2.5
: 8/27/2014 to 6/11/2015
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB14511
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: Lorraine Sylvester, PhD, PT, Howard Goldstein, PhD, CCC-SLP

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