ERIC Number: ED288273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Waukesha Delivery Model: Providing Occupational/Physical Therapy Services to Special Education Students. Procedures Manual. Revised. Bulletin No. 7339.
Waukesha County Exceptional Education Cooperative, Waukesha, WI.
The manual describes policies relating to the roles and contributions to special education of occupational and physical therapists. Following a summary of certification requirements, the therapists' roles in a school setting are examined. Conceptual roles are outlined for decision making, program management, liaison, support/resource/consultation, and education. Similarities in the roles of occupational and physical therapists are noted and specific responsibilities for each are discussed. Guidelines are offered to help educators clarify occupational and physical therapy when services are appropriate/needed. A service delivery model is set forth which emphasizes change in functional abilities and rapidity of change. For each of four levels of service, the purpose of intervention, intensity of service, and the personnel responsible for delivery of services are described. Examples of delivery model levels are provided, as are a list of service delivery methods and resource alternatives within the school and the community. Referral procedures are detailed. A section in which assessment and evaluation methods and tools are reviewed is followed by a section on program planning. The final section focuses on documentation and includes sample general administrative forms and discretionary forms. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Waukesha County Exceptional Education Cooperative, Waukesha, WI.