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OT Course Details

Course # 1720
The Social Profile for Children, Adolescents and Adults in Activities

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Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); NBCOT/2.5 Intermediate

Course Abstract

This seminar will present the theoretical concepts and principles underlying the measurement of social participation of children, adolescents, and adults assessed by the Social Profile in group activities for individuals or for a group. These levels of social interaction around activities are measured across 5 separate and continuous levels of social behavior: Parallel, Associative, Basic Cooperative, Supportive Cooperative and Mature levels of social behavior. The Social Profile’s history and development through studies of validity, reliability and sensitivity will be presented in this webinar.
Disclosure: This webinar focuses on The Social Profile. Other similar assessments will not be discussed.

This course was recorded on October 9, 2013


Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify concepts of levels of social behaviors during activities in groups.
  • Measure levels of social participation of children, adolescents, and adults in activity groups using the Social Profile.
  • Recognize the research employed in developing and defining concept factors for this assessment tool in both the children’s and the adult version.
  • Select activities, materials and environments which can influence levels of social participation.
  • Use professional language to describe social behaviors in communicating with group members, parents, families and colleagues.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-40 Minutes Definitions/theoretical background of the 5 major concepts of the Social Profile
40-60 Minutes AOTA educational requirements re: social interaction during treatment
60-80 Minutes Five video clips illustrating 5 levels of social participation in activity groups
80-115 Minutes Research on validity, reliability, sensitivity of the Social Profile
115-120 Minutes Questions and Answers

Average Rating

(84 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 29 most recent comments out of 84 reviews

Review by: Member on June 27, 2016
good course
Review by: Member on March 30, 2016
The presentation style was fairly dry and the material was not anything new or earth shattering.
Review by: SIGRID on March 25, 2016
The content of the research studies was excellently presented, the knowledge and explanations provided.Although the research was extensive and thoroughly explained I found it hard to understand most of it. (The graphs and videos were definitely excellent also). This is why I give this course a 4.5 instead of a 5 stars.
Review by: Lilia on March 23, 2016
The questions on the test were difficult to find.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2016
Somewhat boring for content involved.
Review by: Member on January 3, 2016
Great information presented in a concise and organized manner.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2015
Review by: Member on November 13, 2015
too long!
Review by: Tracy on October 1, 2015
The video group analysis was helpful. Good introduction to a useful tool I hadn't been familiar with. I'll be using this profile in practice.
Review by: Eric on September 3, 2015
Easy to understand and follow.
Review by: Member on August 12, 2015
she is very knowledgeable of her subject matter. Learned so much about how to observe and rate social groups. Will probably never be able to observe groups of people without assigning a label to them.
Review by: Vanda on June 18, 2015
It is applicable across age groups
Review by: Carl on March 29, 2015
Relevant to my job
Review by: Alma on January 12, 2015
This course shared very good materials,and I will apply the material when the opportunity arrives.
Review by: Laura on September 21, 2014
core OT material...
Review by: Bart on July 21, 2014
it was divided into easy to manage sections so i could organize and use the information
Review by: Angelica on March 26, 2014
The information and studies on the Social Profile were detailed and the slides included in the presentation provide useful information that I can use during treatment with pediatric clients.
Review by: Nadia on March 18, 2014
Review by: Sherielee on February 23, 2014
organization of materials, thoroughness of presentation and practical examples, and applicability to so many settings and practice areas.
Review by: Kimberly on February 14, 2014
Research based
Review by: Tore on February 12, 2014
Clear and thorough presentation
Review by: Lori on January 14, 2014
Presenter was very clear
Review by: Kristin on January 4, 2014
videos of groups; handouts
Review by: Melissa on December 31, 2013
It can be applied to any age group we work with.
Review by: carolyn on November 23, 2013
really demonstrated her topics well with videos too!
Review by: susan on October 25, 2013
clear and applicable to all situations
Review by: lynn on October 22, 2013
The knowledge of the speaker
Review by: AnnMarie on October 21, 2013
very informative on the Social Profile

Course Information

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Course Presenter

mary donohue

Mary Donohue, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

Mary V. Donohue, PhD, OTL, FAOTA, has worked as a psychosocial clinician for 13 years, leading groups for and with psychiatric patients in restoring furniture, creating crafts, and developing reference groups. After studying for her doctoral degree, she taught psychosocial and activity group courses at New York University for twenty years. Her research has focused on social skills of psychiatric patients and levels of activity group interaction. She is co-editor of the journal, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, and serves on the New York State Board for Occupational Therapy licensure. She is currently Co-Chair of the Metropolitan New York Research Committee and a member of the Metropolitan New York Mental Health Task Force.

Disclosure: This presenter received an honorarium for presenting this webinar. The presenter receives royalties for The Social Profile.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL); NBCOT/2.5 Intermediate

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, unknown Area).

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