ERIC Number: ED318190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Physical Therapist and the Occupational Therapist in the School Setting. TIES: Therapy in Educational Settings. Revised.
Hylton, Judith; And Others
The manual aims to assist occupational and physical therapists in describing the differences between school-based therapy and clinic-based therapy, recognizing the primary role of school-based therapy in special education, identifying the therapist's responsibilities in the Individualized Education Program development process, describing the therapist's role in delivering a full range of therapy services, and determining an appropriate distribution of the therapist's time. The manual distinguishes clinic therapy from school therapy; defines legal terms relating to school therapy; describes the responsibilities of therapists, therapist assistants, and classroom aides; discusses the therapist's role on the multidisciplinary team and in the referral process; lists services provided by therapists; outlines the range of intervention services; presents a functional approach to treatment; and suggests a formula for determining caseloads. Appendices contain sample job descriptions, excerpts from Public Law 94-142, licensing requirements in Oregon, a list of acronyms, a directory of Oregon direct service providers, and a review of "related services" requirements under Public Law 94-142. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Staff Role, Student Evaluation, Time Management
Child Development and Rehabilitation Center Publications, Oregon Health Sciences University, P.O. Box 574, Portland, OR 97207 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Health Sciences Univ., Portland. Crippled Children's Div.; Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Regional Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon