We know how important it is for all students to participate in school and learn alongside their peers, yet school-based physical therapists often struggle with how to embed those services into the student’s school routine. Learn strategies to increase your ability to embed services; how participation goals assist in providing embedded services; and how to write individualized education plans to reflect embedded practice. We will also discuss alternative service delivery options that still take place within the student’s natural environments and routines, but with an opportunity to further tailor the time to an individual student’s need who may not benefit from fully embedded services.
- Identify three strategies to increase opportunities to embed services.
- Choose a goal that embeds participation in school activities.
- Select IEP related services that reflect embedded services.
- Determine alternative service options for students who cannot receive fully embedded services
- Writing goals
- Embedded treatment
- Writing services in IEPs
- Drafting services, brainstorming treatment
- Tips to start embedding
- Case Study: goals & services
Valerie D. Clevenger, PT, DSc is a pediatric physical therapist and former board-certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy. During her doctoral work, Dr. Clevenger channeled her interest for embedding services in the schools into research specifically on “predictors of embedding PT services in schools”. Her work with children in different environments along with her consulting and education increased her knowledge, ability, and desire to embed services. Previously, Dr. Clevenger was a consultant to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction for the “Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: A Resource and Planning Guide” (2nd, ed.). Dr. Clevenger has experience providing physical therapy services in many environments including inpatient settings, outpatient settings, camps, school, families’ home and more.
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