ERIC Number: ED347717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Guidelines for the Public Schools.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.; Texas Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy, Austin.
This document provides general guidelines to promote consistency of occupational therapy and physical therapy service delivery in the Texas educational system. These guidelines are intended to clarify the roles of occupational therapy and physical therapy as related special education services. The guidelines cover: (1) differences between the medical therapy model and school-based therapy model for providing occupational and physical therapy; (2) the educational relevance of therapy; (3) paraprofessional and professional personnel; (4) eligibility requirements; (5) referral process; (6) assessment; (7) service options; (8) admission, review, and dismissal committee; (9) individual educational programs; (10) progress reports and other documentation; (11) definitions; and (12) requirements/qualifications for occupational therapy and physical therapy personnel. An appendix lists 31 national and Texas organizational resources, 11 resource publications for recruiting personnel, and occupational therapy and physical therapy academic programs and assistant programs in Texas. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs.; Texas Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy, Austin.