ERIC Number: ED436061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy in the Public School. Procedures and Recommended Guidelines (Revised 1997).
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This manual is designed to assist Colorado personnel in developing and providing adapted physical education, occupational therapy, and physical therapy to Colorado public school students who have needs in the motor area. Guidelines are presented that have been developed to focus on the problems encountered by students with needs in the physical domain. Sections of the manual address: (1) the rational for providing adapted physical education, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy; (2) educational settings; (3) definitions and qualifications for adapted physical education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, paraprofessionals and certified occupational therapy assistants, and physical therapy assistants and special education assistants; (4) conceptual roles; (5) referral to special education; (6) assessment; (7) development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP); (8) least restrictive environment; (9) IEP meetings; (10) delivery systems; (11) documentation; (12) caseload determination; and (13) functional components of assessment. The last section outlines procedures for neuromotor/developmental assessment of different skills, including the implications, skill necessary to assess this area of function, and evaluator qualifications. The manual closes with answers to common questions about occupational therapy, physical therapy, and adapted physical education. (CR)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Minimum Competencies, Motor Development, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy, Qualifications, Special Education, Student Evaluation
Colorado Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado