The purpose of this portion of Region 13's website is to provide training, support, and resources to our region's Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists.
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are considered Special Education Related Services.
"Related services are a support to the commitment that all students with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education with special education services designed to meet their specific needs. Some students may need related services to meet their individually designed special education goals. The need for related services is considered during the student's admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) in the review and dicussion of the student's evaluation and ongoing assessment data. An ARD committee's decisions regardng the need for related services to support educational goals must be clearly identified in the student's individualized education program (IEP)." Texas Education Agency
For more information on Special Education Related Services, please see the Related Services section of the Texas Education Agency's website - Texas Education Agency
I've designed this wiki to be an easily accessible (and update-able) resource tool that ESC XIII school-based OT/PT programs might find helpful...
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