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OT and PT Service Delivery in Schools: Policy, Research and Best Practices
Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH-35
Austin, Texas 78744
United States

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Friday, June 07, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Statewide

OT and PT Service Delivery in Schools: Policy, Research and Best Practices [1-day CONFERENCE]

Registration is CLOSED

This conference is designed to assist OT and PT school-based practitioners serving in Texas public schools with developing their knowledge base regarding service delivery for struggling learners. Planned sessions will alert attendees to the latest developments in federal and state education policy, including applicable case law. Information regarding documentation requirements and anticipated revisions to the Texas School Health and Related Services (SHARS) Medicaid program will be provided. Research-based practices for serving in inclusive educational environments as well as for service delivery using telehealth/telepractice methodologies will be shared. Strategies will be identified for dealing positively with stakeholder conflicts that arise as part of the ARD/IEP process.

As a result of attending this workshop, attendee will be able to:

1)     Articulate appropriate roles for occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners in addressing dyslexia and mental health initiatives in Texas public schools;
2)     Describe 3 aspects of effective OT and/or PT documentation for meeting SHARS requirements to support students with disabilities in schools; and
3)     Identify 2 positive strategies therapists can employ for resolving conflicts among stakeholders in the ARD/IEP process.

Conference Schedule


Check-In Information
We recommend coming early to pick up your conference badge and bag.


  • Thursday, June 6th (ALAMO BOARDROOM)
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 7th
    starting at 7:00 AM


Handouts are available now on the TOTA conference app. Locate handouts by selecting SCHEDULE, then click on a session; you will find a pdf at the bottom under materials.


8:00 - 8:30 Sign In
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome/Orientation
8:45 - 9:30 Keynote – A variety of topics related to implementation of the Special Education Strategic Plan, and timely news from Texas’ 86th Legislature
9:30 - 10:30 Legal Issues & Case Law Pertinent to OT and PT Practitioners in Schools
10:30 - 11:30 Proactive Planning for Effective IEP Meetings
11:30 - 12:30 School Health and Related Services: Issues in Service Delivery and Documentation for OT and PT Providers
12:30 - 1:15 Box Lunch/Networking/Q&A
1:15 - 2:45 Integrating OT and PT Services into Instructional Routines
2:45 - 3:45 Telehealth Opportunities for Increasing Access and Efficiency
3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks

COST: Practitioners who are a current member of their professional association (TOTA or TPTA), will be eligible for a discounted price. 
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing to [email protected] by May 17, 2019 will receive a 100% refund. All cancellations made after May 17, 2019 are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. 

OT's and OTA's  
TOTA Member $125
Non-TOTA Member $150
PT's and PTA's  
TPTA Member $125
Non-TPTA Member $150

Total CEUs/CCUs = 6.25   This course is preapproved by TOTA & TPTA

Need a hotel reservation?
ROOM BLOCK IS FULL TOTA has negotiated a group rate at Austin Marriott South 



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