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Amy Barr, PT, DPT

Amy Barr Instructor Bio:
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 teaches nationally on topics important to school-based therapy, including team collaboration, IEP development, and physical therapist performance appraisal. She has a passion for providing quality continuing education for school-based physical therapists and cofounded an annual education day for therapists in Colorado.

Dr. Barr chaired the Physical Therapist Performance Appraisal Task Force for the School-Based Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. She participated in the PT Performance Appraisal work group for the Colorado Educator Effectiveness Project and is an active member of the Colorado Department of Education Physical Therapy Advisory Committee. Dr. Barr graduated from the University of Colorado with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1997 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Amy Barr's Continuing Education Courses

Goal Attainment Scaling in School-Based Practice

Goal Attainment Scaling in School-Based Practice

Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is becoming more commonly used in school settings for a variety of purposes. However, many school-based physical therapists are unfamiliar with this goal writing structure. This course will describe the evidence… Read Morearrow_right

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Resources to Guide Service Delivery Under IDEA

Resources to Guide Service Delivery Under IDEA

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Application to PT in Schools

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: Application to PT in Schools

What is Section 504, and how does it apply to physical therapy in schools? Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act was passed in 1973, but only recently has this law been directly applied to children with disabilities in schools. Knowledge… Read Morearrow_right

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Providing Related Services: Selecting Outcomes and Documenting Progress

Providing Related Services: Selecting Outcomes and Documenting Progress

Selecting meaningful outcome measures for students receiving school-based physical therapy can be challenging. This course describes how to integrate the ICF framework and clinical reasoning skills to select relevant outcome measures for… Read Morearrow_right

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The Unique Role of Related Service Providers

The Unique Role of Related Service Providers

What are related services, and who provides these services to students with disabilities in schools? This course will define related service and describe how related service providers help a child with a disability benefit from their special… Read Morearrow_right

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Developing the IEP as a School-Based PT

Developing the IEP as a School-Based PT

Learning to develop an IEP that accurately reflects the student’s functional performance and identifies the needed accommodations and services is a specialized skill. This course will define and discuss the various components of the… Read Morearrow_right

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