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Resources to Guide Service Delivery Under IDEA

presented by Amy Barr, PT, DPT and Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

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Financial: Mary Jane Rapport receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Mary Jane Rapport has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Finding Resources to Guide School-Based Service Delivery

Physical Therapists and other related service providers generally are unaware how to best find resources, including primary sources, that will help answer questions on policy, rules, and regulations of providing school-based services under IDEA. How can these related service providers learn searching strategies to find the information they need? This course will prepare related service providers and school administrators to effectively find and use readily available search tools and resources that can be helpful to guide and clarify the delivery of services under IDEA. Through hands-on application and examples, participants will have an opportunity to find appropriate regulations, official documents, and interpretative guidelines that can be used daily in the delivery of special education and related services or school administration.

Meet Your Instructors

Amy Barr, PT, DPT

Amy Barr, PT, DPT is a practicing school-based therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for a large school district located in the suburban Denver area. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 14 years serving preschool through transition age students in a school setting. Dr. Barr…

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Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Rapport is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, where she is core faculty in the Physical…

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1. Legislative and Regulatory Process

This chapter will provide information on what type of law IDEA is (federal) and what the differences are between statutes and regulations. The chapter will also assist the participant in understanding the links between federal and state laws and regulations and how those guide local policy.

2. Searching for Information

This chapter will assist the participant in learning to use the website for searching IDEA, Part B (federal) statute and regulations. They will also learn to find and use a variety of excellent resources on this same website and then move to locating relevant state regulations and other guiding documents used for interpretation. Finally, there will be some explanation and demonstration of how all of these pieces are linked together.

3. Internet Searching

This chapter will put the strategies for searching into “production” and will guide the participant in learning where and how to start their search process in order to answer a question about service delivery for children with disabilities in schools (IDEA, 504, other). Through a process of questions and demonstration, the participants find and use resources to confidently understand what the law says and how local interpretation further defines or clarifies our actions in schools.

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