Early Bird

LIVE Webinar: Getting Goals Write!

Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L

Thursday, March 9, 2023
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Early $235.00* | Regular $260.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Feb. 23 2023). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE!

In this live, interactive, 6-hour class, you will learn how to write goals that matter; goals that will direct your treatment plan and intervention, that will increase functional outcomes for your clients through a collaborative, client-centered process while getting you reimbursed. Don’t miss this class! Julia is bringing her dynamic teaching style, with over 25 years of experience and practical tips to get you focused, clear and on the right track to create the best, achievable and functional objectives for your client.

$260.00 $235.00

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

a) Interpret the specific problem that is being described by the client/caregiver
b) Transfer client concerns to create functional objectives that are client-centered goals
c) Collaborate with caregiver to write goals that direct the therapeutic process
d) Modify functional goals at different stages of progress during the therapeutic process
e) Adapt functional goals to support successful therapeutic outcome

Target Audience & Course Level: 

This class is for the intermediate to advanced level clinician (OT, PT, SLP) interested in learning the clinical reasoning skills that will offer the ability to write goals and plan treatment based on real and functional objectives.


Dr. Julia Harper

DR. JULIA HARPER, PhD, MS, OTR/L is the Clinical Director and President of TheraPeeds.  Dr. Harper holds advanced certifications, including a SIPT certification from Sensory Integration International and INPP certification from the Institute for Neurophysiological Psychology in the UK. She was an Adjunct Professor in the OTA Program at LaGuardia College and holds a music degree from the Royal Academy of Music, which she applies to her work in Sensory Integration.

Dr. Harper receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Course Schedule

LIVE On-Line Webinar
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

8:00 am- 9:30 am – What’s the Real Problem
Often our pediatric client’s parents or teachers bring a list of things the child ‘should’ be doing, but that’s not where the problem begins. And the key to accurately solving a problem, ANY problem is identification of the real issue. Without this, treatment and outcomes can be derailed. In this segment, we will focus on how to interpret what they are saying to get to the depth of the problem so we can transfer their concerns into a functional client-centered goal that matters.

9:30-9:45 am – Break

9:45- 11:30 – Increased eye contact is NOT a goal!
What??? Really! I thought that was a goal. While a caregiver may say this, eye contact is not a functional outcome, it’s a component. This segment of the class focuses on clarifying components of a goal versus functional goals, communicating with clients and collaborating with the caregiver so that the clinician can be clear about what it takes to write a meaningful, client-centered, functional goal.

11:30-12:15 pm – Lunch

12:15 – 1:45 – Getting It Write
With a clear understanding of the real problem and knowledge of what is needed, in this segment the learner will put it together to practice writing, modifying and adapting functional goals that are client-centered, objective and measurable.

1:45 – 3:00 – Reimbursable Goals and Q&A
Focus is on writing functional goals that makes a difference, that matters to the client and and gets you paid.


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

A post-test will be required at the conclusion of the webinar.

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID#Pending. This Live PD is offered at 6 contact or .6 CEU’s, Intermediate level, Domain of OT: OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).


Group Discount

Early $235.00 | Regular $260.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Feb. 23, 2023

3 or more registrants – Early – $222.40| Regular – $240.10 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “Additional Information” section at checkout.