The OT School House Podcast:

Episode 9: Diving Into RTI With a School-Based OT Consultant:

An Interview With Leah Hiller, OTR/L

In this episode, guest Leah Hiller, OTR/L, and Jayson dive into Response to Intervention (RTI) a bit and discuss several ways OTs can have an impact on students without ever completing an evaluation. RTI is a growing model in schools and as OTs, it opens the door for us helping more students in less time. It also provides opportunities for OTs to provide in-services for teachers and recommend curriculums that will benefit the social and motor aspects of student roles.


Have a listen if you would like to hear how Leah and Jayson are providing RTI in schools:


Links to Show References:


Contact Leah Hiller, OTR/L at


Learning Without Tears (

Formally known as Handwriting Without Tears, LWT is a leader in developing handwriting and keyboarding curriculums. Want to hear from them on the podcast? Shoot them an email and let them know about us. 


We Thinkers! from

This program uses music and play to teach early learners how to manage every day social situations. 

Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook

Use this Amazon affiliate link to check out the book used by Leah to help her young students understand personal space in school. 

AOTA's FAQ On Response To Intervention (RTI)

Use this link to view AOTA's description and understanding of what RTI is and how OT/COTA can use RTI in schools. 


Want more from the OT School House about RTI?


Check out these blog posts that provide insights as to how and why we use RTI at the school house

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