ERIC Number: ED337986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy in the Public School: Procedures and Recommended Guidelines. Procedures Manual.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
This document is intended to provide guidance in the delivery of motor services to Colorado students with impairments in movement, sensory feedback, and sensory motor areas. Presented first is a rationale for providing adapted physical education, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy services. The next chapter covers definitions, qualifications, and roles of the adapted physical educator, the occupational therapist, the physical therapist, and paraprofessional in such areas as decision making, program management, liaison, and direct support service. Identification of needs is considered next, including screening, the Child Study Conference, and referral to special education. The discussion of the assessment process briefly reviews functional assessment and neuromotor/developmental assessment. A subsequent chapter looks at staffing and the development of the Individualized Education Program including team composition, determining needs, establishing annual goals, placement recommendations, and assignment of personnel. The last three sections briefly cover delivery systems, documentation, and caseloads. Eight appendixes include certification standards, an assessment outline, severity rating scales, checklists, terminology, a list of tests, and a nine-item bibliography. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Note: Cover Title: The Role of Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy in Meeting the Motor Needs of Students with Handicapping Conditions in Educational Settings. Procedures Manual.