Navigating the special education process in the school system can be tricky and confusing. And the maze of testing that it results in can be daunting for the parents as well as the child. Marie Toole, MS, OTR/L, shares insight into the Occupational Therapy evaluation process. She also offers a link to her blog, The Special Education Process: How it works.
Occupational Therapy Evaluations in the School: How do they work?
by Marie Toole, MS, OTR/L
on the School Tools From Your Pediatric Occupational Therapist Blog
Last month I wrote about the special education process and what you as a parent could expect. There was lots of information about timelines, permissions, and the kinds of evaluations that may occur. This month I want to tackle the occupational therapy evaluation in particular. When I evaluate a student, I am looking at him through the eyes of a school-based pediatric occupational therapist (OT). Let’s just clarify what a school-based OT can and will need to do to fully explore all options to best plan for your child’s educational needs.
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