ERIC Number: ED335831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Practice in Educational Environments in the State of Delaware.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
These guidelines are intended to direct the provision of quality occupational therapy services in educational environments in Delaware. The first section presents a discussion of definitions concerned with: (1) free appropriate public education; (2) related services; (3) occupational therapy services; (4) physical therapy services; and (5) relationship of occupational therapy and physical therapy (comparing the primary focus of each service). Specific guidelines are then presented for the following areas: referral, assessment (including screening, evaluation, and reevaluation); student-related planning (the Individualized Education Program and the Occupational Therapy Intervention Plan); intervention; transition services; discontinuation; documentation; and management. An appendix presents the standards of the American Occupational Therapy Association for occupational therapy services in schools. Includes five references. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Individualized Programs, Intervention, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy, Postsecondary Education, Referral, Standards, State Standards, Student Evaluation
State Director, Exceptional Children/Special Programs Division, Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
Identifiers: American Occupational Therapy Association; Delaware
Note: Developed by the School System Task Force of the Delaware Occupational Therapy Association, in cooperation with the Exceptional Children/Special Programs Division. For a related document, see EC 300 569.