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Finding Resources to Guide School-Based Service Delivery

presented by Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA

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Financial: Mary Jane Rapport is professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is also an adjunct professor at Rocky Mountain University and course instructor for EIM Hybrid Learning Certificate Program. Mary Jane Rapport receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfnancial: Mary Jane Rapport is a professional member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and APTA Academy Pediatrics. Mary Jane Rapport has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 75 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 32 Minutes

Physical therapists and other school-based related service providers may be unaware of how to find resources, including primary source information, to help answer questions on policies, rules, and regulations that guide their delivery of school-based services. This course will prepare school-based related service providers to effectively use internet resources for guidance and clarification in the delivery of services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. 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 accommodations.

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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 the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a federal education law and emphasize the differences between federal and state statutes and regulations. The chapter will also assist the participant in understanding the links between federal, state, and local policies and regulations that affect implementation at the school district level.

2. Searching for Information

This chapter will assist the participant in learning to use several key websites for searching the IDEA federal statute and regulations and finding other relevant materials. There will be explanation and demonstration of how to use federal, state, and local resources and documents to support each other and build a more complete understanding.

3. Applying Search Strategies to Answer Questions

This chapter will put the strategies for searching into action and guide participants in learning where and how to start their search process to answer questions about service delivery for children with disabilities in schools and early intervention. Through demonstration and examples, participants will gain new skills in learning where to find information and how to use it effectively to communicate with other team members.

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