Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL): Administration, Interpretation and Demonstration Workshops

The only functional assessment for school-aged children

The Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL) is an innovative new evaluation of functional motor abilities needed for daily living in children ages 7 to 17. Each activity is analyzed so that so that assessment results can be linked to specific elements/aspects of the Sensory Integration frame of reference.

The GOAL is useful in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. It is intended primarily for occupational therapists but can be used by psychologists, physical therapists, and other childhood intervention specialists.

This workshop not only provides step-by-step instruction for administration and scoring each item of the GOAL, it is the ONLY way to learn how to use the intervention targets for planning and implementing treatment based on sensory integration priciples.

In just 45-60 minutes, identify children who may have developmental delays in any of the fives domains defined by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and inform planning of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or adaptive physical education.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the administration and procedures of the seven activities of the Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills through detailed narrated instruction and demonstration by the author, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.
  • Understand guidelines for the assessment as well as time limits and a detailed description of the materials used for both practice and test items.
  • Learn how to score the child’s performance on each activity.
  • Learn how to use the record form, progress chart, and identify specific targets for intervention.
  • Learn how to quickly and easily obtain the child’s final score and create the child’s individual profile.

The Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills is published by:
Western Psychological Services
625 Alaska Avenue Torrance, CA 90503-5124
(800) 648-8857 www.wpspublish.com
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Attending or hosting a GOAL workshop

For information on attending or hosting a Goal workshop in your community contact Susanne Geiler at info@spdfoundation.net.

GOAL workshop locations

Phoenix, Arizona
April 12, 2014
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Beaufort, South Carolina
May 3, 2014
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New York, New York
May 4, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
May 30, 2014
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Orange County, CA
May 31, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
June 6, 2014
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Pocatello, Idaho
October 4, 2014
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