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Let's grow your capacity as a school-based OT practitioner, together

We help occupational therapy practitioners better understand how to succeed in the schools.

 

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Cait B.

Certified OT Assistant

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Jason G.

School-Based OT

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Danielle D.,

School-Based & Early Intervention OT

What is the
OT Schoolhouse?

OTS is a place for school-based OT practitioners to learn more about research and best practices related to treatments, tiered interventions, and the IEP process in the educational arena.

 

Every post, video, and podcast episode is designed with one thing in mind - to help you be a better school-based occupational therapy practitioner. 

LISTEN

The OT Schoolhouse Podcast

Join Jayson & special guests in the only podcast dedicated to school-based occupational therapy practitioners. 

The OTS Podcast covers topics directly related to your practice as an OT practitioner in the schools.

 

Listen in to discover why over 6,000 OT practitioners tune in to every episode!

Recent Episodes

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WE HOST BRILLIANT OT PRACTITIONERS

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Meg Proctor

Program creator and advocate for autistic children

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Dr. Sue Bazyk

Program Director at Every Moment Counts.

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Olivia Martinez-Hauge

Owner at The Center for Connection & Neurodiversity

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Ushma Sampat

Private Practice owner & Mentor to school-based OT practitioners

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Dr. Zoe Mailloux

Faculty member of the Jefferson University OT Program

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Dr. Susanne Smith Roley

President of the Collaborative for Leadership in Sensory Integration (CLASI) 

ARTICLES

Get started in your practice with a detailed read

On the OTS Blog, you'll find in-depth articles related to supporting students and school staff as occupational therapy providers in the schools. From fine motor to sensory and beyond, we've got you covered. 

COURSES

Approved professional development courses to help you succeed as a school-based OT practitioner

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A-Z School-Based OT 

Learn the nuts and bolts to school-based OT in this AOTA approved independent learning course. Together, we will cover everything from the scope of OT in schools to how to evaluate, provide therapy services, and exit students from OT in an ethical manner. Hundreds of therapists have happily completed this course. Now it's your turn!

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By Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L

$399

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Make the Shift: Caseload To Workload

The caseload model is outdated and is detrimental to us the students we serve. In this workshop, I will guide you through the necessary steps to move you and your team to a workload approach so you can better serve your students and stop working on nights and weekends. Take this action-oriented workshop to get your time back.!

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By Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L

$299

CONFERENCE

Join therapists from around the globe just as the new school year is about to start

Each year in August, the OT Schoolhouse hosts the annual Back To School Conference.

 

This virtual conference is unlike any other conference for OT practitioners and provides a stage for both practitioners and researchers who love school-based OT. 

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Join us at our annual Back to School Conference!

Earn 12 hours of professional development from 6 nationally recognized speakers discussing topics like sensory registration, tiered interventions, supporting transition-aged students, and more. 

We are currently hard at work to bring you the 2024 conference.

RESOURCES

The best therapists need the best resources

We have some amazing courses and tools here at the OT Schoolhouse, but even we need some help from others.

 

Here are a few websites and tools we recommend to make your life easier as an occupational therapy practitioner.

The OT Schoolhouse may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you when you use these services. In fact, you may even get a discount as part of the OTS Community. 

 

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Double Time Docs

Double time Docs has simplified evaluation writing for us all. Use their web-based application to fill in the blanks & complete your OT evaluation report in a fraction of the time.

 

Use Promo Code FREEDOC to write your first evaluation free!

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Pocket OT

Cara Koscinski at PocketOT.com provides courses, books, and resources for pediatric therapists and parents. Her course on Executive Functioning is highly recommended

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Miss Jaime, O.T.

Jaime Spencer of MissJaimeOT.com caters to the school-based therapist with courses and ready-to-go motor activities. Be sure to check out her Vision 101 course. 

 

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Medbridge Education

Medbridge Education provides an array of on-demand continuing education opportunities. I highly recommend the 7-part series on the SCERTS Model with Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L.

Use promo code OTSchoolhouse to save $150 on your first year.

Get our most popular free resource!

As a thank you for visiting the OT Schoolhouse, I would like to share with you a resource that has helped many of my students greatly improve their handwriting legibility.

 

This collection of Gray-space paper grows with your students from kindergarten on up and is designed to be intuitive for kids in both general and special education.

 

To receive your digital download of this 9-page Gray-space paper package, simply subscribe to our email list below with your name and email. We promise to never send you spam or share your information. All messages will be 100% related to School-Based OT.

What do you need support with today?

With over one hundred articles and podcast episodes, we hope to have something for you now or in the near future! 

CONNECT

Let's get to know each other more.

The OT Schoolhouse is about you and every school-based OT practitioner looking to support the students, teachers, parents, and administrators you work with on a daily basis. 

The OTS is here to support you in your career and life as an OTP. Through our emails, we will provide you with information directly related to OT in the school setting.

 

Subscribe now for our best school-based OT tips!

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Jason G.

School-Based OT

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Cait B.

Certified OT Assistant

Danielle D.

School-Based & Early Intervention OT

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