ERIC Number: ED403720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa Guidelines for Educationally Related Physical Therapy Services.
This guide provides background information to help interpret Iowa state and federal rules as they apply to physical therapy (PT) for students with disabilities (birth to age 21) in educational settings. The first section defines professional personnel requirements and statements of licensure for the positions of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant. The second section describes service delivery, addressing standards and guidelines for teaming; identification (screening, referral for PT assessment, PT assessment areas, and determining need for PT services); Individualized Family Service Plan development; Individualized Educational Program development (the IEP team, process, and components, and the delivery method for PT service); guidelines for determining the model and amount of PT service; and PT exit criteria. The third section addresses administrative considerations such as recruitment, employment, and retention of physical therapists; 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 PT entrance and exit criteria; several models of PT service delivery; and a list of factors to consider when deciding on amount of PT service. (DB)
Descriptors: Certification, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Guidelines, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Program Administration, State Standards, Student Evaluation
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