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OTS 151: Enhancing Collaboration and Flexibility Through the 3 to 1 Model


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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 151 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.


Discover how the 3-to-1 service model can transform collaboration among OT, PT, and speech providers, streamline evaluations, and enhance communication with teachers and parents.  In this episode, we'll dig into the scheduling and IEP logistical concerns that come with this model and explore strategies for successfully implementing it, including writing services onto the IEP. 


Stay tuned as we uncover the impact of the 3-to-1 model on IEPs and highlight the importance of flexibility and creativity in delivering effective school-based OT services.


Listen now to learn the following objectives:


  • Learners will be able to identify the differences between the 3-to-1 model and the traditional one-time-a-week direct service model.

  • Learners will identify the key benefits of the 3-to-1 service model in enhancing collaboration among OT, PT, and speech providers.

  • Learners will identify strategies to manage their caseload effectively during flex weeks.

Guests Bio


Kristina Geraghty is an Occupational Therapist whom has been working in schools in New York and New Jersey for 14 years. She also does private work at a sensory gym after school. In 2018, Kristina started an online education business, Therapy Advance Courses, with her co-worker Lauren Catalier, who is a speech language pathologist.


They founded this company after trying to find graduate courses that enabled them to move on their salary guides at their full time school job and realizing there was a need for affordable courses that were relevant to school based therapists.




Quotes


“Bringing the IEP to life, you're able to really go in and implement those things that you suggest.” 

— Kristina Geraghty, MS OTR/L



“I think going to the therapist first and getting them on board with this model is going to be key to keeping it going and giving it that ammunition that it needs to get implemented in more and more schools.”

— Kristina Geraghty,MS OTR/L 



“The whole point of us doing this therapy is to get these skills to translate over into the classroom."

— Kristina Geraghty,MS OTR/L 



“Just being a little less afraid to ask questions and say, how can we get creative? We get creative in our therapy sessions every day. So, why not get creative a little bit in how we are creating these IEPs."

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L



“I do it 2 to 2. I really like this one, because it allows me to get into the classroom a little bit more, but still allows me to have that individual session."

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L



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