The Role of Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in Elementary School System Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention: A Case Report

@article{Reeder2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in Elementary School System Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention: A Case Report},
  author={D. L. Reeder and Sandra H. Arnold and Lynn M Jeffries and Irene R. McEwen},
  journal={Physical \& Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={44 - 57}
}
ABSTRACT The Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and No Child Left Behind Act broadened the roles of occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs) to include therapist participation in early intervening services including response to intervention (RTI). This case report describes one school district's inclusion of OT and PT in the elementary school RTI program by identifying and implementing role responsibility and changing workloads for therapists. Therapist… 

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