ERIC Number: ED403719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Guidelines for Educationally Related Occupational Therapy Services.
This guide provides background information to help interpret Iowa state and federal rules as they apply to occupational therapy (OT) for students with disabilities (birth to age 21) in educational settings. The first section is on personnel and provides definitions and statements of licensure for the positions of occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant. The second section is on service delivery and provides standards and guidelines for teaming; identification (including screening, referral for OT assessment, OT assessment areas, and determining need for OT services); Individualized Family Service Plan development; Individualized Educational Program development (including the IEP team, process, and components, and determining the delivery method for OT service); determining the amount of OT service; effective therapy intervention; and OT exit criteria. The third section addresses administrative considerations such as recruitment, employment, and retention of OT personnel; orientation of new staff; workload considerations; equipment and space; documentation; supervision and evaluation; continuing education and staff development; interagency collaboration; and liability. Appendices include a sample form for recording OT entrance and exit criteria; several models of OT service delivery; a list of factors to consider when deciding on amount of OT service; and a list of terms recommended for a uniform terminology. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Preschool Education, Program Administration, State Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa