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December 2022- Virtual meetings & Office hours

Please see the Hub for Virtual Meetings for all meeting/office hour details. NOTE- I hope many will read and participate in our article discussion this month…Dr. Chiarello will be joining us! 12/1 (Th) 3-4p Equipment for School – Office hours to discuss equipment for school, potential procedures, program management options, resources, liability, collaboration and the … Continued

Change to the Statewide Meeting due to inclement weather

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 … Continued

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Upcoming Opportunities to Learn and Connect with Colleagues!

I have planned some virtual meetings across SY 2022-23 to better connect specific groups as a cohort and to discuss relevant practice topics. These are intended to be informal and you can submit these meetings for continuing competency credit; however, CEUs will not be provided. These sessions will not be recorded. The various meeting dates, … Continued

School Bus Safety

As we begin the 2022-23 school year, now is a great time to remind students of the best school bus safety practices!  Watch and share this School Bus Safety Video  from the NC Department of Transportation to help keep our students safe around and on school buses all year long.

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Leveraging Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy within MTSS for Student and Staff Success

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 … Continued

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School Transportation for Children with Special Needs: An Overview and Resources for School-Based Therapists

APTA Academy of Pediatric PT, School SIG has developed and posted a new FactSheet- School Transportation for Children with Special Needs: An Overview and Resources for School-Based Therapists.  Click the link or check out the Fact Sheet page on the Academy website. This is a great document full of helpful and ready to go tools … Continued

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Workload Calculator for Related Service Providers

You can find the calculator, instructional video and FAQ here: Workload Calculator for Related Service Providers Workload Calculator Workload Tool – Q&A YouTube Overview   These resource can be found on the DPI site Also on the Best Practice resources and EC Director Resources pages on this site.

Workload Calculator for OT, PT & SLP

Perry, Bridgette and I are happy to announce there is a new calculator for SLP, OT & PT practitioner workloads available on the NC DPI Office of Exceptional Children. You can find the calculator, instructional video and FAQ here- https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/exceptional-children/professional-development Thank all the PT practitioners who piloted this tool and made excellent suggestions to improve … Continued