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Related Services

Region 4 offers training sessions during the school year to assist district staff in providing various Related Services to students with disabilities. Related Services are those supportive services required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. Topics of interest to occupational/physical therapists, transporters of students with disabilities, aides, nurses, administrators, and special educators responsible for decision making, program planning, and implementation of Related Services are addressed through a variety of products and services.
 
Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
Therapists work collaboratively with teachers and other school professionals to assist students in benefiting from special education. Region 4 offers Continuing Education Type 1 and Type 2 contact hours for occupational therapists and Continuing Competence Units for physical therapists for maintenance of state licensure. Topics cover current issues in school-based therapy provision including Ethics and Assistive Technology.

 

Region 4 Supports for Related Services 

The Region 4 Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Services Special Education Leadership Network reviews current national, state, regional, and local information on assessment and service delivery options in the area of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Members discuss recent updates, examine trends and issues, and network with other professionals. Related services’ administrators or lead therapists from each district, who have been designated by their superintendents, may be members. Information is shared with Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by the members for implementation in the schools. 

Region 4 offers a Collaborative Learning Group for therapists providing services in the schools in the Region 4 area. This is an opportunity to discuss therapy practices and share strategies that promote student achievement in the schools. The Collaborative Learning Group (CLG) meets at host district sites and agenda topics vary. The CLG is open to all therapists at no charge. Please check the Region 4 online professional development catalog for current dates, times, location, and topics.

 

Helpful Resources

 

Professional Development Continuing Education Credits

Find information about continuing education credits for courses offering specialized ceus below. Click on the link below the course title to find the course timed agenda, learning outcomes, and participant requirements. Other important information is included to assist participants in managing their professional development courses at Region 4.
 
 
 
 
 

The MOVE Program

 

Child Passenger Safety Restraint Systems for School Buses

 

Evidenced-Based Executive Function Intervention to Improve School Participation

 

Computer Access for Students with Significant Disabilities

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Note: most files/folders at this site are for public knowledge. Any file that is not public, for use by the OT/PT network only, is password protected.
 
Registration for professional development is available through the Region 4 eCatalog.
 
Contact:
Tricia Peters, OTR, ATP
713.744.6374
TPeters@esc4.net
Epsilen: http://www.Epsilen.com/tpeters1
 
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