Ethical Practice & Social Policy in Pediatric
Settings - Physical / Occupational Therapy / Social Workers Training
Applying Ethics to Real-Life, Daily Practice
Ethics and social policy are at the core of our
practice. Although we abide by the rules and regulations of our profession, we
may not always know WHY we do what we do. Social policy and laws drive the
methods and guidelines in which we can provide services. In the case of IDEA and
other related laws, service provision and role responsibilities are specifically
outlined and determined. Ethical practice can often be paired with laws, but
sometimes therapists find themselves questioning how to connect ethical practice
and the laws that govern practice delivery. Professions develop and outline
ethical standards to ensure that our clients receive quality, evidenced-based
care. What do you do when the two do not align?
This 1-day seminar provides participants with an easy to understand, concise
explanation of basic social policies and ethical standards that guide
school-based and pediatric practice. A review of social policy as it relates to
special education will include the Social Security Act of 1939, ADA, IDEA, the
No Child Left Behind Act, and the Race to the Top Initiative. We will review
ethical standards of various professions, and target responses to various
ethical dilemmas that therapists may experience. This course will meet the
requirements for state continuing education for ethical competence. For those
seeking advanced practice specialties, such as AOTA's SCSS or BCP, this course
meets the requirement for social policy and legal issues related to practice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• Analyze the connection between various social
policy laws and how they impact pediatric service delivery
• Integrate and apply understanding of social policy into daily best practices
• Identify basic ethical practice concepts that impact practice in pediatric
• Examine the process of ethical decision-making
SHANNON LEVANDOWSKI, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, SCSS,
is a practicing school-based therapist and academic instructor at the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Levandowski is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics.
She received her doctorate in OT from Boston University in 2009, and holds AOTA
Board Specialty Certification in School Systems. Dr. Levandowski has over 10
years of experience in the school setting with a primary focus on children in
early childhood special education settings and transitioning families, from IDEA
Part C to Part B. With a graduate certificate from Umass Lowell in Behavioral
Interventions in Autism, Dr. Levandowski also serves on a collaborative team to
support the needs of students with autism within her special education
cooperative. She is a national presenter on a variety of school-based focused
topics, including Common Core goal alignment, team collaboration, program
development and management, and many evidenced-based interventions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Occupational Therapists
• Occupational Therapy Assistants
• Physical Therapists
• Physical Therapist Assistants
• Speech-Language Pathologists
• Social Workers
The American Occupational Therapy Association,
Inc. - Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 3:
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy - This program has been
submitted to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 continuing
American Speech-Language Hearing Association - Cross Country Education,
LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education
activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course information
for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider
approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or
clinical procedures. This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate
level; Related area).
Association of Social Work Boards - Cross Country Education provider
#1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the
Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved
Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved
through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the
program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
Educators Statement - This educational offering may qualify toward your
professional development requirement. The educational offering consists of 6
clock hours. Use this information and your board rules and regulations to
calculate professional development/continuing education credit.
Ethics Statement - This educational offering is offered for 6 hours of
continuing education of which 6 hours includes discussion of ethics issues.
General Statement - This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing
education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards
and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board - This program has been submitted to the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for approval of 6.0 contact hours for Physical
Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.
NASW-LA - This program has been submitted to the NASW-Louisiana Chapter
for approval of 6 continuing education credits.
New Mexico Physical Therapy Association - This program has been submitted
to the New Mexico Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hours.
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Physical Therapy
Advisory Committee - This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State
Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for pre-approval of 6 contact hours.
Texas Physical Therapy Association - This course has been submitted to
the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing competence unit(s)
for PTs and PTAs.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -