Occupational Therapists

AOTA Practice Advisory on Occupational Therapy in Response to Intervention
Under a Response to Intervention model, occupational therapy can offer valuable strategies and interventions along the tiered continuum of intensity.
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Arizona Revised Statutes for Occupational Therapists
Links are provided for all statutes regarding occupational therapy in Arizona.
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Positive School Culture/Climate
This resource explains the benefits of developing a positive school culture, includes National School Culture Standards, and features a demonstration video from Arizona’s Villa Montessori Charter School.
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Evidence-Based Review of Interventions for Autism Used in or of Relevance to Occupational Therapy
This study identifies, interprets, and applies the research literature on interventions for ASD of relevance to occupational therapy.
Authors: J. Case-Smith and M. Arbesman
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy: Effective School-Based Practices within a Policy Context
This report describes occupational therapy and effective occupational therapy practices and interventions.
Authors: Yvonne Swinth, Karen C. Spencer, and Leslie L. Jackson
Publication Date: June 2007
Publisher: Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education 

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy: Processes and Procedures for Best Practices in Arizona’s Schools
This Arizona Technical Assistance System (AZ-TAS) is designed to promote understanding of federal and state requirements for special education, state rules pertaining to licensure of therapists, and best practices put forth by the therapy professional associations.
Publication Date: Revised December 2018
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education

Occupational Therapy and School Mental Health
This fact sheet offers information for occupational therapy services regarding students’ mental health needs and provides and outline of a prevention model.
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy and Universal Design for Learning
This article discusses how occupational therapists are uniquely trained and qualified to guide others in the application of UDL within educational settings. 
Author: Katherine M. Post
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy in Early Intervention: Helping Children Succeed
This article discusses occupational therapy as one of several services that may be provided as part of early intervention benefiting children with many specific conditions. 
Author: Ashley Opp
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy In School Settings
This article discusses how occupational therapy practitioners use their unique expertise to help children to prepare for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their role as students.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Students With Disabilities in Postsecondary Education Settings: How Occupational Therapy Can Help
This document explains the various ways occupational therapists can help students with disabilities to identify and prepare for postsecondary programs best suited to their individual needs and vocational goals.
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: American Occupational Therapy Association

Why Do Professionals Refer Parents of Children with Disabilities to Raising Special Kids?
Raising Special Kids, Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center, provides free support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. Information includes how to refer a family, what to expect after a referral, and training opportunities.
Publisher: Raising Special Kids