This self-paced course provides an overview of school practice from an interprofessional perspective. This content can be helpful to orient practitioners to school practice. Current related service providers, new graduates, contracted providers, experienced therapists transitioning to work in public schools for the first time, and students considering employment in school-based practice (e.g., Psychologists, OTs/OTAs, PTs/PTAs, … Read more
Author Archives: Amy McLemore
Three Occupational Therapists ( Bonnie Engellau, Susan Matznick and Haley Ross) from Guilford County Schools Assistive Technology Team contributed to presenting at ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), a national conference for sellers and providers of technology-based assistive devices/services for people with disabilities. Their presentation, “How Do You Eat An Elephant?” The Development of an AT … Read more
A group of Guilford County Schools’ OTs celebrated OT Month by volunteering at Backpack Beginnings, a local non-profit that provides weekend meal packages & other daily living resources for students, as a way to celebrate OT Month and give back to the community. The GCS OTs put together more than 200 weekend meal supplies for … Read more
Nancy Byrd will be retiring from the Guilford County Schools (GCS) Occupational Therapy department on September 30th. She has been with GCS for 15 years – and has had an OT career spanning 41 years! Nancy has worked in adult and pediatric in-patient acute and rehabilitation settings as well as out-patient, home care, and hand therapy, … Read more
Due to the inclement weather forecasted across areas of NC in the coming days, the plans for this meeting have been adjusted as follows: The agenda/topics (sent in previous email) for the morning session (9am-12pm) will be delivered virtually. Registered participants should have already received the login information. If you had cancelled previously and now … Read more
We are pleased to share a new resource: Leveraging Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy within MTSS for Student and Staff Success, located in the NC MTSS Implementation Guide 2.0 LiveBinder. We hope these resources will encourage occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) practitioners to expand their involvement in MTSS and demonstrate their unique value … Read more
These on-demand modules provide background on why public schools recover costs for health services from Medicaid, the three programs available for Public School Unit (PSU) participation, how each program works, helpful practices and considerations for all who participate (and much more…). This course includes 4 modules; and will provide .3 CEUs (3 hours).