An Interprofessional School-Based Team’s Approach to Caring for Lilly - CMA60228

An Interprofessional School-Based Team’s Approach to Caring for Lilly

by Jeanne Kloeckner, OTD, OTR/L and Emily Goudreault, MA, CCC-SLP and Sheila Leander, PhD and Allison Pitman Sevillano, MS, DPT, PT, ATP, CEAS and Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
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This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Public schools serve children with disabilities in the “least restrictive environment” possible, meaning most children are included in the general classrooms with supportive services built into their days. Healthcare professionals work within the educational team to provide the services needed for students with disabilities to achieve their educational goals. This case-based activity outlines the roles and interactions of one child’s interprofessional healthcare team in an elementary school setting. Lilly is a second-grade student with cerebral palsy and related health issues. Learn how a team of healthcare professionals joins with her educational team to help Lilly stay well and participate fully at school. 


The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions between a nurse, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist as they address the complex school-based needs of a young child with cerebral palsy. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and educators who work in concert to address a young child’s healthcare needs and explain how they affect her participation in school
  • Articulate typical intervention approaches used with a 7-year-old child with multiple, complex medical problems in a school setting
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interdisciplinary healthcare team complement one another, requiring interprofessional communication and coordination of services

Approval Information
This course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.5 clinical and general continuing education unit(s) (1.0 clinical and general approval #134726 for 11/26/18 to 11/25/19; 1.5 clinical and general approval #137046 for 11/26/19 to 11/26/20). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 6/16/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/26/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Melody S - Martinez, CA  ·  Nov 29, 2019
Alot of great information. Gave me a better understanding of the differences between educators
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Kayla B - humboldt, IA  ·  Nov 13, 2019
very great knowledge to learn about the IEP system with school, and etc.
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Robbielyn M - Oakland , CA  ·  Nov 02, 2019
Very good topic about I.E.P. I learned more about this since my son takes IEP classes.
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Amy K - Ostrander, MN  ·  Oct 29, 2019
This was a very informational course.
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Jocelyn M - Seattle, WA  ·  Oct 22, 2019
5. yes. its a good course
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00