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Hi, My name is Jayson and I as a school-Based OT located in Southern California. I have worked for districts large and small and have had to learn on my own as there was very little mentorship available. As a result of my experiences, I developed the OT Schoolhouse to help you through the same struggles I had, and continue to have.
This "Start Here" page serves as a launching pad to help you quickly find the most popular content on this site. That way, you can find what you need and get back to helping your students as quickly as possible. We know they miss you.
Jayson Davies M.A. OTR/L
Jayson has been a school-based occupational therapist since 2012. With experience as both a contracted therapist and an "in-house" employee for two distinctly different districts, Jayson has had the opportunity to appreciate the differences between both small-rural and large-suburban districts. In 2014, Jayson earned his Certification in Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) to better serve his students. Jayson also currently serves on the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) Political Action Committee where he helps to raise funds to support legislative efforts. Recently, Jayson has put forth his efforts in implementing full classroom and small group collaborative RTI lessons with general and special education teachers. Jayson is excited to help build knowledge among school-based OTs and educators through the OT Schoolhouse blog and podcast.
The OT Schoolhouse Mission
It can be difficult to get away from work to earn professional development. At the OT Schoolhouse, my mission is to provide valuable, ethical, and obtainable professional development opportunities to school-based and pediatric therapist across the globe through the use of technology.
If you or someone you know would like to sponsor this mission, and the OT School House website and podcast, please visit the OTSH Partnership page.
To start off with, I'd like to introduce you to our most popular blog post and free download of our Gray-Space Paper. Click the picture to learn more and get your free copy! Your students will love how easy it is to size and space their letters and words using this paper.
Want to skip the blog post and just get the paper, subscribe now in the box below so we can get the email process started. I appreciate you joining us!
The OT Schoolhouse Podcast
Listen in as Jayson discusses all things School-based OT from RTI to assessments & treatments. I also host guest OTs and other special education stakeholders.
You can start listening on the podcast page or by subscribing to the show on your favorite podcast streaming app.
You can now earn Professional Development by listening as well! Click here for more info!
Here are some of the podcast episodes you can now earn professional development for by tuning in. Just click on the episode you would like to learn more about.
If you are looking for a comprehensive course on how to be a school-based OT, I highly recommend the A-Z School-Based OT Course.
I created this course to help any therapist thinking about transitioning into the schools or for current school-based therapists looking to better understand RTI, the referral process, evaluations, IEPs and the steps needed to ethically graduate students from OT services.
If this sounds like a course you would benefit from, use the button below to get a full look at what the course includes. Trust me, it is more than just a course!
Practice Guidelines Interactive Map
Does your state have guidelines for School-based OTs?
I put together a map to help you find the school-based practice guidelines for your state. Not all states have them.
I recommend checking out California's guidelines if your state does not have their own.
Click here or on the picture to check it out now!
Looking for more information about how to better serve your students. These are some of our more popular posts on the OT Schoolhouse. We are sure you will get the most bang for your buck by checking out these posts first!