ERIC Number: ED188414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teachers and Occupational Therapists: A Partnership for Children with Special Needs (Severely and Profoundly Retarded and Impaired).
Larsen, Nancy J.
A cooperative partnership between the special education teacher and the occupational therapist (O.T.) is needed to serve the needs of the severely and profoundly retarded or otherwise severely handicapped. Child Find Programs are finding students in the 12 to 21 year age group who have never received any educational services but who may have higher potential than their lack of skills suggests. In a program geared toward normalization, the O.T. can help the child develop and maintain adequate posture, improve movement skills, and provide learning experiences. A recent Virginia survey indicated that teachers want more O.T. help with their students beyond the usual feeding and assistance with adaptive equipment. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session F-77).