“Confidence without clarity is a disaster” - Sadhguru
You want to be clear on the nuances of school based OT before you find yourself knee deep, struggling to stay afloat.
I found myself investing numerous hours, and working twice as hard to figure out how the school system functions, the logistics etc. and yet constantly felt uninformed and incompetent. And I hated that feeling! I was thrown into the school based setting several years ago with no support, training or mentoring in place. Unfortunately, this happens way too often, actually ALWAYS!
So, I totally relate to the frustration of not being able to deliver to the best of your ability as a result of being thrown into something unprepared...
It is AWFUL! But it does not need to be.
And that is the very reason I am here for YOU!
You don’t need to spend hours figuring out the system and coping with it.
Instead, use the time to invest in yourself and do what you like best - provide outstanding OT services. In doing so, you will feel equipped as a valued IEP team member, empowered to support the children you serve!
Ready to get started?
Identify and recall abbreviations and terminology used in the school-based environment essential to report writing, navigating systems and related to state laws.
Apply knowledge of laws and regulations that govern special education and school based OT practice.
Create systems and processes to streamline workload management unique to the school setting using templates shared in the course.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the IEP process, roles of different IEP team members, contents of the IEP document and types of IEP team meetings and what each entails.
Recognize and compare differences between school based OT and medical based OT, formulate goals and treatment objectives accordingly, and share that knowledge with different members of the interdisciplinary team.
Explain in detail what the role of a school-based OT is including their extensive scope of performance in the school setting.
Invaluable as I made the transition
Her compassion and competence are inspiring...
Organized, easy to follow & very detailed
If you are a newer school OT this course is everything!
Audience can best understand or relate to their own experiences
Module 1: School Based OT and Laws that Govern it
Topic 1: Introduction to School OT
Topic 2: Role of OT’s
Topic 3: Laws that Govern School Based OT
Topic 4: Educational Model vs Medical model
Module 1 FAQ's and real world scenarios
Module 2: IEP and 504 Plan
Topic 1: What is an IEP
Topic 2: Type of IEP Meetings
Topic 3: IEP Team Members and their Role
Topic 4: Preschool Assessment Team
Topic 5: Collaborating with parents
Topic 6: Referral to Intervention Steps and Timelines
Topic 7: Walk through an IEP Team Meeting
Topic 8: 504 Plans
Topic 9: Individualized Family Service Plan
Topic 10: IEP Transition Plan
Module 2 FAQ's and real world scenarios
Module 3: Testing and Goal writing
Topic 1: Screening
Topic 2: Proceeding to Evaluation vs Not
Topic 3: Commonly used Standardized Test
Topic 4: Testing through Skilled Observation
Topic 5: Independent Educational Evaluation
Topic 6: Goal writing
Topic 7: Documentation
Module 3 FAQ's and real world scenarios
Module 4 : Scope of Practice as a School-based OT
Topic 1: Response to Intervention
Topic 2: OT as a Service in Schools
Topic 3: Frames of Reference and Approaches
Topic 4: Performance Areas commonly addressed in the schools
Topic 5: Beyond motor, sensory and cognitive
Topic 6: Entry, continuation and termination of services
Topic 7: Parting thoughts as you dive in
Module 4 FAQ's and real world scenarios
You are an OT new to the school system
You want to gain clarity on the processes and systems as they relate to school OT
Looking for a mentor
Want access to tried and tested templates to make caseload management easier
You have been practicing as a school based OT for years
Are happy with the systems you have in place
Already have the resources you need and a mentor to guide you along the way
Can I purchase this course at anytime?
No, unfortunately this course will only be offered during selected times of the year. So make sure to save a spot if you are truly interested. You will be able to download all the digital resources to refer back to as needed. You'll have access to the platform for 6 months and will need to complete a course completion test (passing score 70%) to receive the contact hours within 6 months from enrollment.
How much time should I set aside to complete this course?
The online pre-recorded presentation along with FAQ's relevant to each module section would take about 3 hours to complete. You will also have lifetime access to templates, teacher suggestions and IEP accommodations, sample evaluation and screening reports as well as a goal bank to reference and use as needed in your practice which would take an additional of 5 hours to review. The mentoring package has an added 2 hour of group coaching, 1 hour individual coaching and 3 months of support via email.
What are the instructional methods used in this course? What if I need accommodations?
This is an online self paced course with a pre-recorded presentation covering the course content in an audio and video format. Supplemented with downloadable slide deck for ease of referencing. FAQ documents discussing real life scenarios for each module and tons of other downloadable resources like templates, recommendations for teachers, example evaluation and screening reports to apply in practice with lifelong access. Group and 1:1 Mentorship opportunities based on tier enrolled in. Email me at info@WorldofOT.com with further details and I will provide accommodations specific to your needs per ADA.
Do I earn CEUs?
NBCOT does not require that a course be approved by any state or national organization. However, if you also want to use this course towards your state license renewal, be sure to check your state requirements since they vary per state. In order to receive a certificate of completion with appropriate contact hours, you will have to complete a post course quiz and pass with a minimum of 70%.
What if I have more questions or run into issues?
I am here for you! Feel free to email me at Ushma@WorldofOT.com and I will be happy to answer any additional questions or support any issues you run into.
I would also love to hear from you about the gains you make!
What if I am not happy with the course?
I am very certain that this course will prepare you and make you more confident in your journey as a school based OT, this is why it’s backed up with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
I want you to be happy with this course, and feel like this was the right decision for you. If for some reason you’re not happy with the content and materials presented in this course, I am happy to refund the amount (minus 10% administrative fee) once you share feedback. This will help me to continue making this course better.
It’s all risk-free. No hassles, no hard feelings.
Go ahead! You have nothing to lose.
So, are you ready to partner with me to help you soar?