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*VCF APPROVED Funding for Singaporean/PR/Foreigner VWO Staff
S$720 per pax

Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI)

The 3-day ESI training course provides the occupational therapist with critical information related to the theoretical basis of the ESI as well as experiential learning of administration, scoring, and documentation procedures for the ESI. During the ESI training course, participants also have valuable opportunities to receive ongoing feedback and critical information about how to incorporate occupation-based assessment and intervention into their ongoing occupational therapy services. Rater calibration allows us to determine each rater’s severity and whether or not he or she is scoring the ESI in a valid and reliable manner. Rater calibration requires that potential raters view and score videotaped ESI observations during the course, complete 10 live observations after the course, and submit their calibration data to the Center for Innovative OT Solutions within 3 months of their ESI training course. Center for Innovative OT Solutions then analyzes the calibration data and determines each rater’s severity and whether or not he/she is scoring the ESI in a reliable manner. If the analysis reveals that the rater does not demonstrate valid and reliable scoring, he/she will be asked to test an additional 10 people.

Dates:20 to 22 Nov 2017 (Mon to Wed)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Furama Riverfront Hotel,
405 Havelock Road,
Singapore 169633
Speaker: Robyn Low

Robyn draws on over thirty years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist in Australia. She has worked primarily in the mental health system where she developed expertise in assessment, case management, individual and group therapy. She has worked with infants and their parents, children and adolescents and their families, and also with adults in both the Australian public and privately funded mental health settings. Robyn has been actively engaged in supervision and mentoring and also has experience in consulting, teaching and training. Robyn is an active member of the Australian Occupational Therapy Association.

As part of her practice in supporting other occupational therapists, she is keen to work with them in grounding their practice in meaningful occupation both for their client group and also to add to their professional identity as occupational therapists. This has led her to be involved in sharing the occupation-based intervention models such as OTIPM and assessment tools such as AMPS, School AMPS and ESI.

Course Outline

Day One

  1. Introduction to the ESI
  2. ESI administration procedures, Part 1
  3. ESI administration procedures, Part 2
  4. Overview of ESI scoring criteria and introduction to ESI items
  5. Case observation: Sam
  6. Validity and reliability

Day Two

  1. Introduction to rater calibration and case observation: Christopher
  2. Discuss Christopher
  3. Documenting results of an ESI observation and writing goals
  4. Case observation: Bill (two social exchanges)
  5. Discuss Bill

Day Three

  1. Interpreting the results of an ESI observation and monitoring rater severity
  2. Case observation: Jaime
  3. Discuss Jaime
  4. Documenting an ESI observation and planning
  5. Planning for the live observation
  6. Final case observation – live case (two social exchanges)
  7. Discuss final case
  8. Integrating the ESI into practice
  9. Rater calibration requirements
Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of an ESI training course and successful completion of rater calibration requirements, the occupational therapist will be able to:

  1. Explain how social interaction supports engagement in all areas of occupation and is relevant for occupational therapy
  2. Understand the theoretical foundation for using the ESI to promote client-centered, occupation-centered, occupation-based, and occupation-focused practice
  3. Administer, score, and interpret the ESI in a valid and reliable manner
  4. Use the ESI to plan and guide occupation-based and occupation-focused occupational therapy intervention (both direct and consultative services)
  5. Use the ESI to facilitate writing occupation-focused documentation and setting occupation-focused goals
  6. Use the ESI to evaluate the effectiveness of provided occupational therapy interventions
Who Can Benefit?

Occupational therapist (OTs) or to-be OTs

Course Fees

Fee per pax is S$2,450**

**Note:
1) Fee shown is before VCF funding
2) Fees includes ESI manual, OTAP ESI 3 year software license key, calibration/analysis fees

*VCF APPROVED Funding for Singaporean/PR/Foreigner VWO Staff
S$720 per pax