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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 … Continued

 

 

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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

  • 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).

  • Practice Pals Meeting Today!

    View the event As the school year winds down, we thought it would be good to think about OT and PT programs in each of our Public School Units (PSU= LEAs, districts, charters, state operated programs). What is the best part of your PSU’s OT or PT program? If you could change anything about your … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

  • PT Consultant email address- laurie.ray@dpi.nc.gov

    Please make certain you have updated your address book! PT Consultant email address- laurie.ray@dpi.nc.gov

  • 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- https://publichealth.nc.gov/wch/doc/aboutus/maps/SHNC-Map.pdf Social Emotional … Continued

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    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.

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    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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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    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. … Continued

  • October is Natioonal PT Month

    October is National PT Month

      Here are eight ways APTA suggests we mark the month: https://www.apta.org/article/2020/09/01/eight-ways-participate-nptm 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. www.apta.org And some resources: Graphics … Continued

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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 … Continued

  • ReImagine 2021 Call for Proposals. Free virtual Back t School Conference for school based OTs and PTs.

    Call for Proposals: ReImagine 2021

    Planning is underway for the second annual ReImagine school occupational and physical therapy conference to be held virtually throughout the month of September. Last year, we introduced this exciting collaborative learning event that involved over 5000 participants from all around the globe including the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, Europe (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Malta … Continued

  • Spring 2021 Statewide Physical Therapy Meeting Recording

    Spring 2021 Statewide Physical Therapy Meeting Recording

    The recordings from the Spring 2021 Statewide Physical Therapy Meeting are now available. The page linked below includes: Agenda Meeting notes Links that were shared during the session 3 separate recordings, 2 from the guest presenter, and 1 from Laurie Ray Once you have viewed all three you can receive a certificate.  Please view the … Continued

  • Social Emotional Learning: Free Virtual Training for NC Teachers, Support Staff, School Nurses, & Administrators!

    Social & Emotional Learning Resources

      We know how important and foundational this aspect of learning is for all students. More and more resources are becoming available. I wanted to make certain you all know about them and leverage them to assist your student, the professionals you work with and yourself! And more great Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) resources: … Continued

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    New Resources added to the COVID Tab!

    New Resources added to the COVID Tab! Information for School Nurses and Other Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Working in Schools and Child Care Settings Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention Science Brief- COVID 19 Transmission in K-12 Schools Your Guide to Masks

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    New Resources added to the re-opening tab

    Check the Re-opening tab for new resources!   Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers Family Decision-making Guide for Return to ‘in-person’ School Information for School Nurses and Other Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Working in Schools and Child Care Settings Making Decisions about Children Attending In-person School During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Information … Continued