Related Services - Occupational and Physical Therapy

Pictures of students in wheel chairs with Title Welcome to Related Services for Occupational and Physical Therapists

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.

School-based Occupational & Physical Therapist Facebook Page
This is a closed discussion and sharing group for OT's and PT's. You must be logged into Facebook to see this information.  You must request to join this group.

SeekFreaks Facebook Page
This is a gathering place for like-minded therapists to receive and share evidence rich information for all aspects of school-based practice.

OT/PT Listserv

Do you want to be able to communicate about issues concerning school-based OTs and PTs?  Join the OT/PT listserv!

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