The Student Interview has been something that I have used when assessing students for occupational therapy for some time now. I have found that by providing a structured interview, that the student could complete independently, allowed the student to provide information in such a way as not to be embarrassed. Although the student knows that the document will be reviewed later, it is much less stressful to check that box and to know what will be discussed; like a celebrity preparing for a television interview.
The Student Interview explores the following areas:
- Activities of Daily Living
- School Skills
- Includes open-ended questions regarding the student’s current programming
- The student’s wants and needs
- Student Satisfaction Survey- Yes even your students should give feedback- It can be eye opening.
The Student Interview also includes a rubric to assess the responses to the checklist questions. While not a developed verbatim, it allows the therapist to get an overview of the student’s perception of his or her own abilities.
As a student begins his or her transition into the real world, it is our obligation to help our students to become participants in the development of their IEP and contribute in any way that they can.
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- Using Rubrics to Measure Patient Progress in All Practice Areas (eleanorot.wordpress.com)