ERIC Number: ED402722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: A Resource and Planning Guide.
Bober, Patricia A.; Corbett, Sandra L.
This guide explains how occupational therapists and physical therapists collaborate with educators, administrators, and parents to help children with disabilities in Wisconsin schools acquire needed skills. Chapter 1 provides basic historical information about occupational and physical therapy in schools and introduces a collaborative model of service provision. Chapter 2 offers descriptions and interpretations of state and federal laws that apply to occupational and physical therapy in the schools, including recent changes in licensure and certification. Chapter 3 addresses eligibility for these related services, while chapter 4 focuses on the evaluation process, program planning, and service delivery. Chapter 5 focuses on occupational therapy with its emphasis on producing and supporting purposeful activity. Chapter 6 describes physical therapy with its emphasis on motor function, especially the impact of walking and mobility on a child's life. The importance of collaboration between professionals, based on communication and ongoing understanding, is the central idea of chapter 7, which stresses that the collaborative model remains the most effective model of service delivery within school systems. Administration of occupational and physical therapy is the subject of the eighth chapter, which includes many sample administrative forms. The book concludes with a chapter of frequently asked questions. Eleven appendices provide legislation citations, contact information for agencies and other organizations, bulletins from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, codes of ethics, and resource lists. (Contains 71 references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Certification, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legal Responsibility, Motor Development, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disabilities, Physical Mobility, Physical Therapy, Program Administration, Staff Role, State Legislation, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Teacher Collaboration, Teaching Models, Teamwork, Therapists
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179; telephone: 800-243-8782.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin