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​Happy National Occupational Therapy Month!

Check out our useful links.

Harris County Department of Education -- School-Based Therapy Services
  

​Discusses provision of direct services versus consultative (indirect) services compared to integrated service.

Janine Calmes, PT, MS
  

​Happy National Physical Therapy Month! Enjoy some helpful links.

Harris County Department of Education - School-based Therapy Services
  

Summarizes evidence for use of Social Stories for persons with ASD as given in the book, Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AOTA 2016).

Amy Collins, OTR, MOT
  

​How do we go about developing and maintaining competency?

Amy Collins, OTR, MOT
  

​How to determine if missed visits must be made up.

Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA
  

​Ideas to help establish yourself as part of the team.

Denice Tucker, OTR
  

​Tips to get organized at the start of the school year.

Denice Tucker, OTR, manager, school-based therapy services, HCDE
  

​Update on the Sunset Review process for the Texas OT and PT Licensing Board.

Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA
  

What to expect; Some differences between school-based therapy and clinic-based therapy.

Melinda McGouldrick, OTR, MOT
  

Wrapping up your school year: Making sure your documentation is complete for the next year or the next therapist.

Denice Tucker, OTR
  

​Evaluation tools for Adapted Physical Education

Janine Calmes, PT, MS
  

PTs and OTs and ​Adapted Physical Education in Texas

Janine Calmes, PT, MS
  

​Points to consider when a parent brings an advocate or lawyer to an ARD meeting.

Denice Tucker, OTR
  

Explains the focus on literacy in Texas education.

Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA
  

Handwriting referrals to school OTs related to STAAR and STAAR-A tests.

Nichole Kurtis, Region 3 ESC
  

​When is it time to dismiss a student from therapy services?

Denise Tucker, OTR
  

​The academic benefits of physical exercise.

Amy Collins, OTR, MOT
  

​Transitioning from caseload to workload.

Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA
  

​Screening for sleep deprivation.

Jean Polichino, OTR, MS, FAOTA
  

​Questioning the "why" behind lack of motivation at school.

Amy Collins, OTR, MOT
  

​When to use standardized assessment tools.

Amy Collins, OTR, MOT