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ERIC Number: EJ967101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1553-9318
Physical Proximity of Occupational Therapy and Learning Support Instruction: How Room Sharing Can Promote Collaboration for Professionals and Success for Students
Silverman, Fern L.; Millspaugh, Rebecca
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, v2 n4 Article 2 Mar 2006
Delivery of related services in elementary schools varies between pull-out, push-in, and consultative models of service delivery. One method that proved successful at an elementary school in suburban Philadelphia was room sharing between the occupational therapist and the learning support teacher. The occupational therapy services were "pushed-in" to the learning support environment. Sharing physical space facilitated greater communication and accountability between the OT and the learning support teacher, which subsequently enhanced student learning and success in multiple settings. This article describes the joint effort and its positive effect on students and staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act