Thursday, August 23, 2012

First Week Back

Mostly new schools and the percentage of elementary-age students in my caseload will be higher this year than in years past.  Lots of students with autism and/or significant cognitive disabilities.  It'll be exciting!

I learned that two of "my" new schools are developing "sensory rooms" without asking for input from their OT personnel.  How to be an encouraging OT to school staff yet also one who promotes treatment integrity when utilizing sensory integration as one tool among many to help students learn to their max?  Another OT in our county works in an elementary school which has a "sensory room" in place, with teachers taking data on effectiveness and using the resources as a daily component of the class schedule.  This will be a great model to cite when talking to staff in other schools. 

Article--"Fidelity in SI Research"

AOTA Presidential Blog

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