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University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Orientation for OT’s and PT’s New to School Based Practice [Online Web Course]

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Overview / Abstract:

The Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association (WOTA) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are jointly offering an online educational orientation to Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants new to school-based practice. This educational opportunity would benefit any OT or PT
practitioner whether they are hired directly by a school district, contracted privately by a school district or employed by an agency and placed in a school setting.

Working in school-based practice requires a unique knowledge base. This course is designed to familiarize OT and PT Practitioners with the Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Wisconsin Administration Rules for special education and related services, school- based assessment and intervention including paperwork requirements and evidence-based best practice standards for school therapists. The educational model of service
delivery will be distinguished from the medical model through analysis of federal and state special education law. Evaluation and intervention that relates to the general curriculum and least restrictive educational environment for children with disabilities will also be discussed. This course is designed to help OT and PT Practitioners establish an understanding of their role on special education teams and to enable them to work effectively with students in school settings. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to interact with a network of other therapists for ongoing collaboration and learning.


Sep 29, 2012


Occupational Therapy CE, Physical Therapy CE





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Cindy Clough, MS, OTR, Lori Dominiczak, PT, MS,
Kerry Baker Gloss, MS, OTR, and Carlynn Higbie, OT

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Keywords / Search Terms

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Orientation, OT, PT, New to School

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