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There is no shortage of resources available on school-based practice for OT and PT. The difficulty lies in weeding through these resources to determine what is credible and based on available evidence. To assist you, we have provided some of the most helpful and authoritative resources available on school-based practice for OT and PT. Browse by topic below.

Resources for Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists

Application of FERPA and HIPPA to student health records

Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO)

Autism: Current Practice Resources - Fact Sheet

NEW!  Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs | StopBullying.gov​

NEW!  Bullying Prevention and Friendship Promotion - AOTA toolkit

Comparison of School-Based Therapy to Clinic-Based Therapy

Documenting the Frequency, Location and Duration of Related Services    

Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education

Education Service Centers Statewide Leadership Projects

Every Moment Counts    

Frequently-Used Acronyms and Terms for School-Based Practice in Texas

A Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process 

Help ALL Students Achieve Greater Success in Academic Performance and Social Participation-Frequently Asked Questions for Educators​

The IDEA Partnership Collection on Related Services/Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

IDEA Website

IEP Annual Goal Development

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act  

International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health - Children and Youth

Learning Module: Related Services - Common Supports for Students with Disabilities

The Legal Framework (ESC 18) 

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (U.S. Department of Education) 

Regional Education Service Centers (ESC) - Overview 

Related Services for Students with Disabilities - Questions and Answers (Texas Education Agency) 

School-based vs. Clinic-based Therapy: Region 10

Special Education (Texas Education Agency)   

 
 

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

Transforming Caseload to Workload in School-Based...Therapy Services

Workload Approach: A Pradigm Shift for Positive Impact on Student Outcomes

 

             

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Beyond the Pencil: Expanding the Occupational Therapists' Role in Helping Young Children to Develop Writing Skills​ 

A Broader Scope of Practice for Occupational Therapists in Schools (AOTA)

Fact Sheet: Occupational Therapy and Universal Design for Learning

Homework Help from Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy and School Mental Health (AOTA Fact Sheet)

Occupational Therapy and Universal Design for Learning (AOTA Fact Sheet)

Occupational Therapy in School Settings

Response to Intervention Consumer Brochure (AOTA)

The Role of Occupatinal Therapy in Providing Assistive Technology and Services

School-Based Occupational Therapy Fact Sheets (AOTA)

Resources for Physical Therapists

APTA Learning Center: Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (Continuing Education Courses)

APTA Section on Pediatrics

APTA School-Based Therapy Special Interest Group

Assistive Technology and the IEP (APTA)

Assistive Technology Resources (APTA)

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Recommendations for the School-Based Physical Therapy Evaluation

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Selected Assessment Tools for Evaluation in School-Based Practice

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for PT Collaboration with School-based Teams for Children with ASD

Dosage Considerations: Recommending School-Based Physical Therapy Intervention Under IDEA Resource Manual​

FAQs on Response to Intervention for School-Based PTs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Resources for Teachers and Administrators  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Brochure for School Administrators: What is the Role of the School-Based Occupational Therapy Practitioner?

NEW!  Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs | StopBullying.gov

NEW!  Coordinated School Health - Bullying and Cyber-bullying (TEA)

A Guide to the Admission, Review, Dismissal Process

Handwriting in the 21st Century? - Why Handwriting Belongs in the Classroom

Help All Students Achieve Success in Academic Performance and Social Participation - FAQs for Educators 

IEP Annual Goal Development - Q&A document

Special Education (TEA)

Standards-Based IEPs Online Training Course (Region 20 ESC) 

Strategies for Educators for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

NEW!  StopBullying.gov (Many great resources here)

Successful Participation at School: Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (AOTA)

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

Questions and Answers for Educators: Accessible Educational Materials 

 

 

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Resources for Parents and Families 

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Accessible Playgrounds 

Activities for Kids of All Abilities 

Back to School!  Backpack Safety

Brochure: What is the Role of the School-based Occupational Therapist? 

Building Play Skills for Healthy Children & Families 

Comparison of School-Based Therapy to Clinic-Based Therapy 

Empowering Parents - Partners Resource Network 

Back to School!  Establishing Morning Routines

Back to School!  Establishing Toileting Routines 

Back to School!  Establishing Toileting Routines (Spanish) - Estableciendo Rutinas Para Que Los Ninos y Ninas Vayan al Bano

Family Resources for Fun with Physical Activity and Young Children - Fact Sheet

Homework Help From Occupational Therapy

How to Pick a Toy: Checklist for Toy Shopping 

Is your Child Positioned for School Success? 

Learning Through Play

Parent and Family Resources (Texas Education Agency)

NEW!  Parent Fact Sheet: What Are Public Schools Required to Do When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied?

Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process

Parent Training Resources

Promoting Social-Emotional Development - Introduction for Families and Caregivers

Promoting Social-Emotional Development - Introduction for Families and Caregivers (Spanish) / Promoción del desarrollo socio-emocional: una introducción para las familias y los cuidadores

Promoting Your Child's Development: Information Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities (English)

Promoting Your Child's Development: Information Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities (Spanish) / Promoción del desarrollo de su hijo: Información recursos para familias de niňos con discapacidades

Providing Physical Therapy in the School Systems Under IDEA (English)

Providing Physical Therapy in the School Systems Under IDEA (Spanish) / Provisión de fisioterapia en las escuelas según la IDEA 2004

Questions and Answers for Parents and Families: Accessible Educational Materials

Response to Intervention Consumer Brochure (American Occupational Ttherapy Association)

NEW!  StopBullying.gov​ (Many great resources hers)

Back to School!  Tips for Homework Success

What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy

Your Child's Dressing Workbook

 

 

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NEW!  Podcasts

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 Autism podcasts

          Autism awareness podcast.mp3Autism awareness podcast.mp3

                Autism FAQs podcast.mp3

                Autism Spectrum Disorder Mealtime podcast 1.mp3

                Autism Spectrum Disorder Mealtime podcast 2.mp3

                OT Toolkit for Autism Speaks.mp3

                Tips for Caregivers on Autism.mp3

                Autism Spectrum Disorder and Inclusion.mp3  

                Autism FAQs podcast.mp3

                         

 

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