- Shannon Levandowski
- 5 Hours 1 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Oct 16, 2014
Applying Ethics to Real-Life, Daily Practice
Ethics and social policy are at the core of our practice. Although we abide by the rules and regulations of our profession, we may not always know WHY we do what we do. Social policy and laws drive the methods and guidelines in which we can provide services. In the case of IDEA and other related laws, service provision and role responsibilities are specifically outlined and determined. Ethical practice can often be paired with laws, but sometimes therapists find themselves questioning how to connect ethical practice and the laws that govern practice delivery. Professions develop and outline ethical standards to ensure that our clients receive quality, evidenced-based care. What do you do when the two do not align?
This 1-day seminar provides participants with an easy to understand, concise explanation of basic social policies and ethical standards that guide school-based and pediatric practice. A review of social policy as it relates to special education will include the Social Security Act of 1939, ADA, IDEA, the No Child Left Behind Act, and the Race to the Top Initiative. We will review ethical standards of various professions, and target responses to various ethical dilemmas that therapists may experience.
|Manual – Ethical Practice & Social Policy in Pediatric Settings (0.74 MB)||58 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Social Policy in Pediatric Practice
- Education policy for children and families
- Policies for children with disabilities
- Health policy for families
- Children’s mental health policy
- Policies for children with substance abuse
- Getting involved with advocacy efforts
- Personal morality
- Societal morality
- Group morality
- Ethics vs. moral
- Ethical distress
- Ethical dilemma
- Absolute/prima facie/conditional
- Patient rights
- Malpractice issues
- Breach of Duty
- Vicarious liability of others’ conduct
- Intentional wrongs
- Intentional tort
- Assault and battery
- Abuse (spouse and elder)
- False imprisonment
- Invasion of privacy
- Unreasonable intrusion
- Sexual misconduct
- Student rights
- Freedom of speech
- Religious expression
- Technology: bullying/sexting
- Right to privacy
- School safety/zero tolerance
Ethical Decision Process
- Get the facts
- Determine nature of problem
- Explore alternatives and perspectives
- Complete the action decided
- Evaluate process and action
Evidence to Support Ethical Practice
- Investigate current practice
- Determine best practice strategies
Application & Practice Guides
Shannon Levandowski, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, SCSS, is a practicing school-based therapist and academic instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Levandowski is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics. She received her doctorate in OT from Boston University in 2009, and holds AOTA Board Specialty Certification in School Systems.
Dr. Levandowski has over 10 years of experience in the school setting with a primary focus on children in early childhood special education settings and transitioning families, from IDEA Part C to Part B. With a graduate certificate from Umass Lowell in Behavioral Interventions in Autism, Dr. Levandowski also serves on a collaborative team to support the needs of students with autism within her special education cooperative.
She is a national presenter on a variety of school-based focused topics, including Common Core goal alignment, team collaboration, program development and management, and many evidenced-based interventions.
Financial: Shannon Levandowski is an academic instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Shannon Levandowski has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.