Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 29 USC § 794 and 34 CFR § 104.4
Often, there is great confusion between the legal requirements of Section 504 and IDEA in our public schools this posting hopes to
I strive to engage all participants and tap into their experience to translate knowledge into practice. It does not matter how interesting or compelling the content, if each participant cannot incorporate the information into her/his work, the session is not
My main goal as a presenter is to provide the audience with practical applications of research findings. Every year, more and more research articles are published that can enrich our practice. However, there remains a gap between the evidence
Happy New Year to all SeekFreaks! This new year I have decided to embark on a new challenge; a new opportunity to learn and share newly-found and newly-consolidated knowledge and skills (apologies for using the word ‘new’ 6 times
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” — Benjamin Franklin, Author, Inventor & Diplomat
A new year approaches! How will you make the most
Consumers regifted an average of 4 presents each in 2014. And why not? Especially, if you know that the receiver will value your regift. So in the spirit of regifting, we are regifting you select SeekFreaks articles from the past
Although we often talk about functional tests here at SeekFreaks, it is also important to look at impairment level tests. Results of such tests can often help identify the cause of activity limitations and participation restrictions (see Recognizing ICF
As pediatric PTs make the move from a Section on Pediatric Physical Therapy to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy (APPT), almost 900 members enjoyed the final SoPAC and began looking toward the first APPTAC (Academy of Pediatric Physical
This week, we have our much-awaited list of 10 Handiest American Occupational Therapy Association fact sheets. Just like the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, AOTA has done a lot of work creating resources that
Connie C Johnson, PT, DScPT, PCS is a school-based physical therapist who enjoys sharing knowledge to support best practice for children and youth with disabilities. She recently published a case report in Pediatric Physical Therapy and a book entitled
It has been a difficult political year. How about something on which we can ALL agree? Medicaid, specifically Medicaid in education! I don’t know of anyone who is a fan of this pairing. So how about a few basic
Happy Physical Therapy Month to All!
We celebrate PT Month with our first HeFreak Says, SheFreak Says article. We have been talking about creating one in the past year. Then came the first publications from the PT Related Child
Andy Ruff works as Lead Physical Therapist for the Iowa Department of Education and as a Physical Therapist and Supervisor for Green Hills Area Education Agency in Iowa. He represents Region II / North Central (CO, IA, KS, MN,
SeekFreaks, we are 1! Happy 1st Birthday, everyone!!
We started a year ago, eager to provide an online place for people to connect over a passion for improving the lives of children with disabilities, and a persistent desire to be
Positive feedback improves performance! As we discussed in Motoropoly – 1, feedback has both instructional and motivational effects. However, as therapists, we quickly revert to our ever-reliable “Good job!” every time our patient, young or old, completes an assigned
Our last post reviewed some of the best resources the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy provides for school-based practice. These are all publically available via this link. Speech Language Pathologists, you are up!! This post will outline the
Over the past week, SeekFreaks worked with Emmanuel Madieu, a psychometricien from Montpellier, France to translate our Top 10 Lessons from EACD’s Guideline for DCD infographic. We hope many French-speaking SeekFreaks will find it useful.
Are you thinking of creating a resource to help families navigate the IEP process and whether their child needs school-based therapy? Need a topic and a handout for an in-service training you were asked to conduct with teachers and
Here we go SeekFreaks… the beginning of the school year! A complex emotional experience that includes: anticipation, anxiety, hope, excitement, fear, nostalgia and joy. We thought it might be helpful to have a post devoted to getting our documentation
Happy back-to-school to you and your students!
As the school year starts, OTs, PTs and SLPs can utilize their expertise to collaborate with teachers in designing a classroom environment that promotes learning and that addresses the need of every
We continue our SeekFreaks summer reading lists – this time for our seasoned school-based OTs, PTs and SLPs. Ambitious new school-based practitioners can also start reading from this list as soon as you are done with the List for