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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 5,000 OT practitioners tune in every month. 

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

$279

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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We are hard at work planning for the

2022 Back to School Conference. 

Want to learn more about this online conference for school-based OT practitioners coming in August, click on the button below.

This year's theme is "Expanding Collaborative Services in School-Based OT" and we are bringing in 6 expert speakers to share about collaboration in various aspects.

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.

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