- Lessons for a New Service Model
- Key stakeholders consistently identified the same primary themes about the implementation of the P4C model in the 40 schools.
- The P4C Model Can Be Expanded
- Many stakeholders speculated that other rehabilitation professionals could also benefit from the P4C model.
- Lessons for Future Program Evaluation
- In the second year of the project, numerous ideas were considered for program evaluation of this new service model.
The research team monitored the implementation of the P4C model in 40 schools via occupational therapists’ daily logs, OT focus groups, and interviews conducted with key stakeholders at the end of each school year. Analysis revealed a number of ‘lessons learned’ about implementing a new model of rehabilitation service delivery in schools, suitability of the P4C framework for others, and future program evaluation activities.
- Implementing a new model of service delivery requires a major transformation of people and systems.
- The P4C framework is suitable for children with different types of special needs, and likely for other rehabilitation service providers.
- Program evaluation of the P4C model in schools should address components of accountability, quality and outcomes.