Self-Monitoring Strategies for Your Pediatric Clients

Do you work with children who exhibit off-task behavior, negative social interactions and excessive time to complete a task? Self-monitoring of progress is an evidence-based approach that can be easily implemented in your practice and lead to better outcomes. Amy will show practitioners how to structure their sessions to promote child-led self-monitoring, utilizing various concrete evidence-informed strategies. The needs of children across the age span, from 3 – 21 years old, with wide-ranging abilities and disabilities will be addressed. Be ready to create your very own evidence-based self-monitoring treatment plan! 

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BONUS PRACTICAL TOOLKIT: Amy's "I Got It!" Approach to Self-Monitoring; Self-Monitoring Graphing Tools - Version 1 (Raw Data) and Verson 2 (Percentage Toward Goal); Paper-based Goal Monitoring Chart; Song and Lesson Plan: "My Goal"

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Self-Monitoring Strategies for Your Pediatric Clients

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What therapists say about Amy's courses

This presentation highlights the power of enabling students to set their own goals and feel respected, determining what is most meaningful to them as individuals.

- Occupational Therapist

Useful information and love the focus on incorporating students more in the goal setting and monitoring process. I have several students that would benefit from this.

- PT with 26 years of experience

The work surrounding goal setting and metacognition has definitely been transformative for me as a clinician and has helped my students actively engage in the therapeutic process. I think you are onto something AMAZING and a critical piece of treatment that yields results!

- OT from New York

INSTRUCTOR: Amy Coopersmith, MOT, OTR/L, MA, Ed worked as an OT Supervisor, clinician and evaluator for the NYC Department of Education for 17 years. She is also a prolific lyricist, writing songs about Children’s Self-Determination and Mental Health. She is passionate about promoting children’s self-determination and has provided workshops at national conferences and online learning communities. Previously, Amy taught Pediatric Assessment and Treatment at Mercy College and worked for ten years as a teacher in New York City. When you ask Amy about a children’s mental health topic, she’ll tell you, “I’ve Got A Song for That!” 

AUDIENCE: OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, SLPs and Educators



At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Identify 3 benefits of self-monitoring to the client’s participation in education, ADLs, play and leisure, and other meaningful activities
  2. Select 3 self-monitoring tools that can be incorporated in therapy interventions
  3. Determine 3 ways to modify the self-monitoring process for different client populations


  • Overview of Self-Monitoring (18 mins)
  • Child-Led Goal Setting and Choice Making (7 mins)
  • Steps to Implementing a Self-Monitoring Treatment Plan (32 mins)
  • Creating Goal Charts, Cards and Graphs to Maximize Children’s Success (25 mins)
  • Case studies (16 mins)
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL, NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, NY, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).

  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR and CA.
  • These OT state boards accept approval by AOTA, other state boards or associations: AL, AK, AR, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA and WI.
  • These PT state boards accept approval by other states boards or AOTA: AK, AZ, DE, HI, IN, KY, MI, MT, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, TN, UT, VT, VA, WI, WY and DC.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for OTs and OTAs: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IA, KS, ME, MA, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NV, NH, NC, ND, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, TX UT, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY.
  • These states do not require pre-approval of courses or have no CE requirements for PTs and PTAs: AL, CO, CT, GA, IA, KS, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, and WA.
  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.

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  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
  • Apply EBP, LLC abide by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Apply EBP, LLC is committed to equal educational access for individuals with disabilities. Apply EBP, LLC does not discriminate against any individuals with disabilities from registering or attending any of our courses. We work closely with venues to ensure that facilities utilized are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us via email or phone (646-269-9039) with requests for accommodations. Apply EBP, LLC will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.