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How and why to do collaborative goal-setting with kids and families. Excellent materials to illustrate how and why goal-setting is essential. The slides are clear and the clinical examples bring the material to life.

Goal Setting in Clinical Practice

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How and why to do collaborative goal-setting with kids and families. Excellent materials to illustrate how and why goal-setting is essential. The slides are clear and the clinical examples bring the material to life.

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Synopsis of resource

This presentation was previously offered at the European Academy of Childhood Disability annual meeting in Georgia 2018. It leads through each step in goal setting from SMART goals to Goal Attainment Scaling. It shows how goals should be developed collaboratively in a Family Centred Service and shows how you can use the ICF and goal setting as part of your clinical reasoning. Tools are also presented to make goal setting easier. Practical Examples are given.

Key learning outcomes

  • Identify reasons for goal setting in children with neuro-disability.
  • Understand how the concept of goal setting links with the ICF and being a Family Centered Service.
  • Explain how goals link with assessment and treatment.
  • Reflect on examples of using the ICF to support goal setting as part of the clinical reasoning process.
  • Identify some tools to support goal setting
  • Understand the concept of Goal Attainment Scaling.
Jennifer Carroll

Authors

Jennifer Carroll MA MCSP PGC(HE). And Sophia Tatishvili MD PhD

Jennifer Carroll MA, MCSP, PGC(HE) is Centre Director/Consultant Physiotherapist at Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales, a specialist centre for the treatment of cerebral palsy. Jenny worked in the NHS before moving to the voluntary Sector. She studied at Oxford Brookes, Luton and Dundee universities.

Jenny led the first physiotherapy department to receive the UK government’s Charter Mark. She has particular interests in Goal Attainment Scaling and the ICF as a way of structuring and measuring interventions.

Jenny is joint leader of an initiative developing a cerebral palsy register for Wales.

Jenny has served on committees for many professional organisations.