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.

       COVID-19-Related Resources

        The list of resources related to the provision of school-based therapy services during the COVID-10 pandemic has been archived. All of the 

        COVID-19-related resources (excepting Telehealth-related resources) that were previously listed on TxSpot can be found here:​     

                                                 Archive of COVID-19 resources on TxSpot as of 6/21/2021

       ​​Telehealth-Related Resources  

      ​  The archive of Telehealth-Related Resources can be found here: Telehealth Resources Archive


​Resources for School-Based Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists​

Guidance on the Application of FERPA and HIPAA to Student Health Records

Autism: Current Practice Resources - Fact Sheet  (APTA)​

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

Bullying Prevention and Friendship Promotion - AOTA toolkit

Documenting the Frequency, Location and Duration of Related Services​

Commissioner's Rules Concerning Special Education Services​

Every Moment Counts    

Evidence-based Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy​

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

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Measurable Annual Goals - Q & A Document

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act  (IDEA website)

International Classification of Functioning, Disabiity and Health (ICF) ​

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth 

Joint Statement on Interprofessional Collaborative Goals in School-Based Practice​  ​(from AOTA, APTA, ASHA)

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

The Legal Framework (ESC 18) 

Motor Development Variations Across Cultures - Resource/Fact Sheet​

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

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

​Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process   (The Guide is available in English, Spanish, and 23 other languages)  

Regional Education Service Centers (ESC) - Overview

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

Texas Education Agency: Review of Existing Evaluation Data (REED) and Reevaluation Q & A​

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

Special Education (Texas Education Agency)  

TEA Policies: Accommodations for STAAR and TELPAS  

Transition Resources: 

           Texas Transition and Employment Guide -- includes a webinar as well as Pathways - the Texas Transition and Employment Guide to a Successful
                                                                                                 Life After High School for Students with Disabilities (available in 5 languages)

Caseload to Workload (in School-Based Occupational Therapy Services)​

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


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AOTA Practice Advisory on Occupational Therapy in Response to Intervention

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



Resources for School-Based Physical Therapists

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APTA)   

Assistive Technology and the IEP (APTA)

Assistive Technology Resources (APTA)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheets (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​​

Educationally Relevant Physical Therapy (Part 1): Scope of School-Based Practice​Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Fact Sheet

Educationally Relevant Physical Therapy (Part 2): Determining a Student's Need for School-Based PT Under IDEA​ Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Fact Sheet

FAQs on Response to Intervention for School-Based PTs

Updated! Successful Participation for All Students: The Role of School-Based Physical Therapists Beyond a Related Service ​​ Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Fact Sheet​​​​​​​​​​

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Resources for Teachers and Administrators  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Autism Circuit Tools for Teachers and Parents

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

Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources - Texas Project FIRST​

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

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

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

IEP Measurable Annual Goals - Q & A document​ ​

Internet Safety: Cyberbullying (TEA)

National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

Special Education (TEA)

StopBullying.gov (Many great resources here)​

TEA Policies: Accommodations for STAAR and TELPAS

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

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

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


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Resources for Parents and Families 


Accessible Playgrounds 

​Back to School!  3 Tips for Backpack Safety 

Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities

Comparison of School-Based Therapy to Clinic-Based Therapy 

Empowering Parents - Partners Resource Network 

Back to School!  Establishing Morning Routines

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

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About​ -- Fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control  ​​  ​​

Parent Training and Information Projects

Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (available in English and in 24 other languages)    

Parent's Guide to the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Process (Spanish) / Guia Para Padres del Proceso de Admision, Repaso, y Retiro   

Partners Resource Network - Empowerment Through Education

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 and without Disabilities (English)​  

StopBullying.gov​ (Many great resources here)

Texas Project FIRST (Families, Information, Resources, Support, Training)   

What are Public Schools Required to Do When Students with Disabilities Are Bullied?  




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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​



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