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  • Re: School System and Evaluating

    Hi Celeste, In my school district Occuaptional Therapists are a related service.&nbsp; We cannot qualify a student for special education.&nbsp; (There are some very tricky cases in which I wish we could.)&nbsp; So for a student to receive our services they have to be in special education.&nbsp; If&nbsp;the other members of the IEP team are giving ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Kara Ford on August 19, 2009
  • Re: OT in the Schools

    Hi Karen, &nbsp;Sorry I have not been on this site for a long time- but maybe these ideas can be helpful for the upcoming school year.&nbsp; In my school district occupational therapy is a Related Service rather than a primary service.&nbsp; As such we support the students academic goals and write up how we are&nbsp;supporting this under and ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Kara Ford on August 19, 2009
  • Re: What are you making($), where and years of exp.?

    There is information comparing OT salaries by region and practice area posted on the internet.&nbsp; Also you can look at the 2006 AOTA Workforce and Compensation Survey which shows recent average salaries according to practice area and region.&nbsp;This is on AOTAs website.&nbsp;More importantly then what are OTs currently paid is what should we ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Kara Ford on November 21, 2007
  • Re: school based OT

    No we do not write OT goals.&nbsp; There is one exception in which I am working with an orthopedically impaired student on self feeding with adapted utensils.&nbsp; However, our school district does ask us to state&nbsp;the areas that&nbsp;OT and PT&nbsp;are supporting on the service sheet.&nbsp; So we write ''Occupational Therapy for fine ...
    Posted to OT POV: Forums (Forum) by Kara Ford on November 21, 2007