This session is part of the Therapies in the School Online Conference 8
Learn the knowledge needed to navigate the language of IDEA and the IEP process for student who are eligible for special education and related services. The basics of assessment, IEP documentation, creating supplementary aids and services, developing participation-based goals and making dosing decisions will be shared and discussed.
- Relate the 6 legal tenets of IDEA 2004 to school-based therapist practice.
- Apply the frameworks of practice to the IEP process
- Apply evidenced based decisions to IEP documentation and service decision making
Laws that govern school practice
- IDEA, 504, ADA, ESSA
- SISPs/related services providers-Roles and responsibilities
Frameworks) ICF/OTPF) used to provide educationally relevant and necessary decisions as part of the IEP process
Navigating the IEP Process
- Team membership/timelines
- IEP documentation
- Educationally necessity
- Educational benefit
- Reasonably calculated IEP
- Supplementary aids and services
o Progress monitoring
o Post-secondary transition
o Transportation role
Susan Cecere is the owner of Sequoia School Based Therapy Solutions, LLC a consulting company that supports districts, agencies and therapists in the practice of school-based therapy services by providing mentoring, professional development and administrative support. Sue’s career has spanned 25 years in the school based and early intervention practice settings both as a service provider and program administrator. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health care. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, a master’s degree in health science from Towson University, and a graduate certificate in educational leadership from McDaniel College. Cecere is an experienced speaker on school practices and its administrative considerations. She is a former physical therapy chair of the Maryland State Department of Education Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical Therapy School-Based Programs, and coauthor of the Maryland State Guide to Early Intervention and School-based Practices. She is an active member of APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, where she has co-authored several fact sheets on school practice issues and served as its vice president for 8 years. She has been a member of the APTA Media Corps for several years. In 2012, she received the Susan K. Effgen Award for her advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels in support of pediatrics.
Susan Cecere receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Susan Cecere has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#04491. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 3 contact hours 0.3 CEUs. (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Professional Issues). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 3 units. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 3.5 continuing education hours, #20-902640. Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 3 contact hours, approval #CS61-2023-APTAKY thru 3/6/25. Approval #2204-30 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 CEC's. Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEU's. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 3 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 3 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003. Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
3 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.
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