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.
"Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), “related services" are a wide array of supportive services provided to children with disabilities to assist them in benefiting from special education. Specifically, the IDEA defines related services as transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services necessary for a child with a disability to benefit from special education. The need for related services is typically considered during the student’s admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee meeting as the committee reviews." Texas Education Agency
TxSpot is THE SOURCE for those who want to know about providing school-based Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in Texas. TxSpot provides credible, authoritative policy and practice information for supporting Texas school children who are in need of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services.
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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