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School-based OT-updated 6/30/13 School-based OT

What Is School Based Occupational and/or Physical Therapy?

· OT/PT is a federally mandated related service, identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It is available to those students in an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program.

· Once student goals are established in the Individual Education Plan (IEP), the IEP team decides whether OT/PT support is required for student success.

· OT/PT services could be provided anywhere in the school setting.

· OT/PT services may occur by working directly with the student.

· Other OT/PT services may be more indirect, or "on behalf of the student". These may include setting up strategies, modifications or accommodations within the student’s environment.

· Consultation and/or collaboration with school staff and caregivers is another part of OT/PT school services.

· Areas addressed by OT may include: use of classroom tools and manipulatives, cutting, handwriting, assistive technology, self-help skills, organization, social skills, independent living skills, and sensory issues affecting education.

· Areas addressed by PT may include: independent living skills, safe mobility, access to equipment and supplies in educational environment.

· The OT/PT staff is also involved in Response to Intervention, the newest initiative that provides interventions to students prior to ESE placement.

Medical/clinical                                         School-based  

Services tend to be discipline based           Services are collaborative.

Focus is on developmental milestones           Focus is on functional skills and
and components of movements.                     adaptations that promote
                                                                   educational goals.

Few responsibilities are delegated              More strategies and responsibilities
except to the parents.                                  are taught and delegated to
                                                                   teachers, aides, & others.

Clients come to the clinics to see                 The therapist may see the 
the therapist.                                               student anywhere in the school
                                                                   setting.
            

Below are links for information about school-based Occupational Therapy.

NEW - School-Based OT

NEW - OT/PT as a Related Service

Disclaimer
The information presented in this web site is provided as a source for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommended program, or substitute for physician or therapist evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional.



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Lamarque Elementary School, Sarasota School District