“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.
So many school-based OTs struggle to figure it out alone.
This leads to:
● Burn out
● Services impacted
● Legal implications
● Loss of job
You want to be clear on the nuances specific to school-based OT. So instead of struggling to stay afloat, you can jump right in – helping students, keeping families and school staff happy, plus meeting laws and regulations.
That's the reason I am here to support you – so that you can be a school OT who is amazing at their job!
In this course, I share my years of experience as a school-based OT – plus the tools, resources, and templates I curated over time. With these tools, I set your OT up for success with everything they need, all in one place.
Instead of spending hours creating their own systems and processes, they take my tools to get started doing what they love – providing outstanding OT services and contributing as a valued IEP team member.
Ready to get started?
Earn 0.45 CEUs for the Self Study version
and 0.75 CEUs for the Guided version!
Identify and recall abbreviations and terminology used in the school-based environment related to report writing, navigating systems, and 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.
Recognize and compare differences between school based OT and medical based OT.
Demonstrate understanding of the role of occupational therapy in the school, formulate goals and treatment objectives accordingly, and share that knowledge with different members of the interdisciplinary team.
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
I want to purchase this course for my employees, am I in the right place?
You could still purchase from here if you’re buying this course as a school district, an agency or private practice owner for an employee, but if you head over to bit.ly/OTINSCHOOLS (case sensitive) you will find more relevant information and ability to customize or receive discounts for groups!
Can I purchase this course at anytime?
Course content is immediately available to be purchased and viewed at any time to get the information you need right away.
Your will 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. Test needs to be completed within 6 months from enrollment. You will be able to download all the digital resources for future reference to refer back to as needed.
If you sign up for the mentoring option, the calls happen at pre scheduled times throughout the year. All group coaching calls will be recorded so that the course takers can watch them if they miss a meeting. Participants are encouraged to submit questions via a Google form, ensuring no questions are missed and I can prepare any additional resources ahead of time.
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 the templates and all resources to reference and use as needed in your practice which would take an additional of 1.5 hours to review but longer to implement.
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. It’s also supplemented with a downloadable slide deck for easy reference.
Each module includes FAQ documents that discuss real-life scenarios and 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 are completed via video-conferencing.
If you need accommodations, email me at info@WorldofOT.com with details and I will provide accommodations per ADA.
Are continuing education credits for ongoing professional registration issued for this course?
YES! This course is approved by AOTA for 0.45 CEUs.
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 am not happy with the course?
I am very certain that this course will prepare and increase confidence for school-based OT who put in the effort. This is why it’s backed up with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
I encourage you to reach out to me if you need help determining if this course is right for you.
If after signing up, you are not satisfied with the content, I am happy to refund the amount (minus 10% administrative fee). I encourage feedback with all refunds so that I can continue to improve my course.
It’s all risk-free. No hassles, no hard feelings.
Go ahead! You have nothing to lose.
Still have questions before purchasing the course or run into issues?
Feel free to email me at Ushma@WorldofOT.com and I will be happy to answer any additional questions or support any issues that come up.
I love supporting fellow OTs through fieldwork, mentoring, and internships. Through my own practice and this course, I’ve mentored over 50 therapists to become more confident and successful school-based OTs. It brings me so much joy to think of all the kids and schools I’ve influenced through my programs.
So, are you ready to partner with me to help your OT soar?