Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?

Amanda Acord-Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

February 8, 2016

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Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?

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No, it does not. Even in the Trombley & Radomski text that a lot of schools use, there are examples of how to complete Goal Attainment Scaling.  There may be some continuing education you can do to learn more about doing it.  It is an easy process.  You establish what you want your goal to be, and then based on how many times they did not do that goal, it either drops them  + or – a few numbers. The Goal Attainment Scaling is one that is often used alongside the COPM, especially for individuals who need input more frequently about the progress that they are making.  This is a tool that is used to motivate participants and foster awareness of deficits.


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Amanda Acord-Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

Amanda Acord Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  She has worked with individuals following brain injury for over 10 years and is a certified brain injury specialist. She obtained her graduate certificate in Special Education and Brain Injury and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology.

 


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