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Therapy Planning and Data Reporting Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109346D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 3 page(s) / 108K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brunet, PT: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This article describes a technique for pre-planning and implementing therapy sessions with appropriate parameter settings and for collecting and reporting clinical performance data.

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Therapy Planning and Data Reporting Function

       This article describes a technique for pre-planning and
implementing therapy sessions with appropriate parameter settings and
for collecting and reporting clinical performance data.

      In a cognitive/learning remediation environment, provision
should be made for pre-planning of clinical therapy sessions,
sequential implementation of each session, pre-determination of
operational parameters for each session, and collection and reporting
of clinical data relevant to the therapy plan.
Therapy planning
1.   The therapy planning is structured into four levels:
      ~    Client workbook (client's personal profile and multiple
session therapy plan)
      ~    Session (addresses multiple clinical objectives for a
defined clinical session, e.g., one day)
      ~    Component (addresses a single clinical objective, such as
attention)
      ~    Task (addresses a single sub-component of a single
clinical objective, such as attention for stimulus disappearance)
2.   For each level, variables are specified which modify the
operational parameters of the therapy presentation to meet a client's
unique requirements (e.g., stimulus duration, reinforcement schedule,
maximum duration of a task, etc.)
3.   For each level, a set of Presentation Manager* (PM) screens
assists the user in reviewing options and setting variables to create
new workbooks, sessions, components, and/or tasks.  In addition the
PM screens provide for:
      ~    contextual on-line help
      ~    zooming in on the embedded structures that comprise each
level (e.g., from a component, zoom permits examining the tasks which
comprise the component)
      ~    annotating each session, component, or task
      ~    previewing tasks as they would be used by a patient
      ~    printing the content of each workbook, session, component,
or task.
Clinical data reporting

      The clinical data reporting system generates tabular or graphic
reports of a specified patient's performance over time.  Reports are
displayed on the screen or can be printed.  The reports display the
following information for each component specified in a client's
workbook.  The data are displayed or printed for dates specified by
the user...