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Roundtable: School Based Evaluations for Occupational Therapy Evaluations

  • 8 May 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • zoom


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Roundtable: School Based Evaluations for Occupational Therapy Evaluations

Are you a school based occupational therapist who regularly conducts evaluations? If so, this round table discussion is for you! I use standardized assessments for my evaluations, but often find myself with little time left to observe the child in their classroom setting, talk to the classroom teacher, and touch base with related service providers. Join me and another school based therapist as we host a discussion on what NH school based occupational therapists are using for formal and informal assessments. OT students are welcome to attend! No previous experience in the school setting is necessary.


1. Discuss school based occupational therapy standardized and non-standardized assessments.

2. Discuss with the group the benefits and limitations of these assessments.

3. Discuss collaborative assessments with educational teams.

Led by Joan Kurr, OTR/L and Ariel Gosling, OTR/L

Joan Kurr OTR/L is an occupational therapist in the school based setting for the last 14 years. She has previous experience working in outpatient pediatrics with a focus on sensory integrative therapy at the Kioko Center in North Andover, MA and OTA, Wakefield, MA. Joan graduated from UNH in 1990 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and lives in southern, NH. She is on the Board of Directors of NHOTA as the Children and Youth Special Interest Section Chair.

Ariel Golsling DSc. OTR/L been an occupational therapist for 14 years. She received my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California in 2010 and after a year of working in an acute rehab setting I was commissioned into the US Army to earn both my Doctorate of Science in Occupational Therapy through Baylor University and work as an Army OT. I have worked in most settings, but fell in love with pediatric OT about 6 years ago, when I started working at an outpatient clinic near Portland, OR. Recently, I am a school-based OT in the Plymouth, NH area with Dunstan Pediatric Services. I love seeing children be successful engaging in play.


The mission of the New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association is to advance the practice of occupational therapy in our state. We will accomplish this mission by supporting OT practitioners with education, mentorship opportunities, and fostering communities.  We will advocate for the profession's growth and quality at the local, state, and national level. NHOTA will raise awareness an educate the public on the unique contributions of occupational therapy.

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