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  • PT Virtual Meeting Notes (August 2020)

    Virtual Gathering for PTs, PTAs and Administrators August 2020 Download full PDF of these notes Contingency Plan template= posted,  NOW  UPDATED!!  Please  note  there is a new version posted Also, check out the CDC infographic on FERPA/HIPAA in the telehealth resource section Essential questions: Can the student’s current IEP be implemented as written? Will the student’s … Read more



News and Updates

  • NCDPI Salary Schedules

    This information is also available on the SBPT website under Best Practices/Staffing and EC Director/Coordinator/Staffing. The official NC DPI Salary Schedules for 23-24 were updated/published in October 2023 Provided here for easy access: Changes in salary for classified (or non-certified) personnel Those personnel not required to be certified by the State Board of Education in … Read more

  • Overview of School-Based Practice for Related Service Providers flyer

    Overview of School-Based Practice for Related Service Providers Updated Course Now Available!

    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

  • Statewide Meeting for Related Service Provider Representatives

    Registration is now open for the Statewide Meeting for Related Service Providers. April 12, 2024 | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Edgecombe County Community College, Tarboro, NC April 18, 2024 | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Burke County Conference Center, Morganton, NC  

  • Save the Date Spring 2024
  • APTA List of Credentialing Sessions for Clinical Instructors

    New Resource added: APTA List of Credentialing Sessions for Clinical Instructors, This can be found on the Resources – School-Based PT Best Practice Resources page under Clinical Education/Clinical Instruction

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    NC CEC 37th Annual Conference

    Professional development opportunity, details below. This conference is not endorsed, affiliated with or sponsored by NC DPI. Shared for your information…. NC CEC 37th Annual Conference Friday * February 23 (virtual awards ceremony) Saturday* February 24, 2024 (in person) “Empowering Educators: Evidence-Based Practices for Exceptional Learners” Come together with administrators, policymakers, teacher educators, special educators, … Read more

  • NCDPI OEC Guidance Vacancies & Comp. Svc.

    NCDPI OEC Guidance Vacancies & Comp. Svc.

        This recently added resource can be found on the School-Based PT Best Practice Resources and EC Director/Coordinator Information.

  • Happy National PT Month
  • Tip Sheet: Interruptions in Service

    Newly added resource: Tip Sheet: Interruptions in Service You can find it on the SBPT Best Practice Resources

  • Evidence-Based Secondary Transition Predictors for Physical Therapists Working With High School Students article
  • How Physical Therapists Can Contribute to Safe Transportation

    This session was presented at the NCPTA 2023 Transpose. You may find content or slides helpful for presentations or collaborative efforts between PSU physical therapy programs, Special education and Transportation departments. Please adapt to meet your local needs and contact me with any questions – (919) 636-1827. You can find this presentation on the Professional … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • Academy of Pedicatri Physical Therapy

    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 … Read more

  • Medicaid in Education

    Medicaid in Education On-Demand Course Now Available!

    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).

  • APTA, AOTA, ASHA: Joint Statement on Interprofessional, Collaborative Goals in School-based Practice

    View the statement: Joint Statement (APTA, AOTA, ASHA) on Interprofessional, Collaborative Goals in SBP

  • Healthful Living

    NC Healthful Living Standards 101

    February 22, 2022 | 3:30 pm – 4-30 pm Effective curriculum and instruction are built on a solid foundation using standards. In this webinar, participants will learn the basics of the Healthful Living Standards, their organization and methods by which to implement them. Participants will be able to analyze their current instruction as to whether or … Read more

  • Let's Explore with Cor Cor

    New book added to the School-based PT Lending Library

    A new book has been added to the Children’s Books section of the School-Based PT Lending Library:  Let’s Explore with Cor Cor, by Cory Lee and Sandy Gilbreath Check out this and many other titles from the School-Based PT Lending Library – free resource for staff and educators in NC Public Schools and UNC faculty/staff … Read more

  • PT Consultant email address-

    Please make certain you have updated your address book! PT Consultant email address-

  • 10 reminders and great resources

    I just learned of some great resources and reminders that I wanted you to be aware of… NC DPI EC Division resources: EC Division Professional Learning & Resources  (MUST be submitted by LEA/PSU/Charter EC Director or Coordinator) EC Division Professional Learning & Support Request Form NC DPI EC Division Summary of Resources NC School Nurse- Social Emotional … Read more

  • School Health Nurse Consultant Team
  • NC Center for Safer Schools

    NC DPI Center for Safer Schools

    NC DPI Center for Safer Schools offer professional development to assist LEAs/PSUs/districts/charters in proper procedures and considerations in planning for evacuation, fire, weather events, school violence and threat assessment.

  • NC Healthy Schools

    January 2022 Healthful Living Professional Development

    WSCC Connection: School Counselors and Health Educators January 12th   3:30 – 4:30 Just as it takes a whole village to raise a child, it takes the whole school to educate a child. To do that best, we must collaborate to promote the success of the whole child. The Healthful Living Essential Standards and Guidance Essential … Read more

  • North Carolina 6th Annual Inclusion Summit

    North Carolina 6th Annual Inclusion Summit (NC6AIS)

    The Annual Inclusion Summit brings a wide variety of disability inclusion stakeholders together to discuss current practices and future innovations. Thus, we invite participants and presenters from among educators, school administrators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities and their families, employers of individuals with disabilities, community-based service providers, vocational support service providers, researchers, policymakers, and … Read more

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    Update the point of contact for the physical therapy program in your district!

    Follow this link to update the contact information for the PT program in your district!

  • 2021 WI Statewide School-Based OT/PT Conference

    Wisconsin School-based OT/PT Conference

    This year, NC OT & PT practitioners can register for the Wisconsin School-based OT/PT Conference (there is a cost). “The 2021 WI Statewide School-Based OT PT Conference will be held in a virtual, on-demand format again this year—but with a twist! In addition to the on-demand sessions, we have some fun, engaging programming planned, such … Read more

  • 70th Annual Conference

    70th DPI Conference on Exceptional Children (and Institutes)

    NC DPI ECD is planning the 70th Conference on Exceptional Children as a face-to-face conference Nov 17th (Institutes)- 18th (Conference, all day) & 19th (Conference half day) in the Koury Center in Greensboro, NC. Please review the attached announcement, confer with your administration and register EARLY as registrations will be limited due to COVID-19 precautions. … Read more

  • October is Natioonal PT Month

    October is National PT Month

      Here are eight ways APTA suggests we mark the month: Eight Ways to Participate in National Physical Therapy Month This October | APTA Eight Ways to Participate in National Physical Therapy Month This October. This year’s theme is the role of the PT and PTA in improving physical activity. And some resources: Graphics … Read more

  • Americans with Disabilities Act 2021
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    Resources from the CDC Encourage Physical Activity to Support Students as they Return

    These CDC resources would be excellent to share with leaders to encourage them to use (free, available) physical activity and physical education as a tool to support students as they return and for the many benefits to learning, mood, coping, health (mental, emotional and physical). School Physical Education and Physical Activities Can Support the Social … Read more