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Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from the OT School House Website dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests to explore new practice strategies and earn professional development for certification renewal!

The OT School House for School-based OTs Podcast Jayson Davies

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Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from the OT School House Website dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests to explore new practice strategies and earn professional development for certification renewal!

    When To Use Screenings In School-Based OT

    When To Use Screenings In School-Based OT

    In this episode, I'm sharing with you the who, what, when, where, why & how of screenings in the school-based OT setting. Whether you are a brand new occupational Therapist or a seasoned School-Based OT, the likelihood that you are using screenings and the subsequent opportunities to their full potential is unlikely simply because it is not something we are trained in. I hope this podcast can inspire you to move forward with supporting more students that just those who are on an IEP.

    • 39 min
    Occupational Therapy in Preschool with Amanda Speights, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy in Preschool with Amanda Speights, OTR/L

    In this episode of the OT School House Podcast, I have a conversation with Amanda Speights, OTR/L about what occupational therapy looks like in a preschool. She works in a model preschool and I work in... well, a preschool, not sure I would call it a model preschool =P

    Anyways, in this episode we talk about the what the goal is for working with preschoolers, the referral and assessment process, and why we think it is important to collaborate with the preschool teachers to serve our students.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Telehealth Platforms, Evaluations, & Ethics (2-hours professional development available)

    Telehealth Platforms, Evaluations, & Ethics (2-hours professional development available)

    In this episode I discuss the pros and cons of the most popular telehealth platforms being used by public schools districts and some tips on how to use both Google Meet and Zoom. I then go into what a school-based occupational therapy evaluation may look like through a telehealth model. We will look at what assessments tools may or may not be possible. And finally at the end, we will discus ethics as they relate to telehelath and how to ensure that you are providing equitable services.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Telehealth Guidance, Practice, & Research

    Telehealth Guidance, Practice, & Research

    In this episode of the OT School House Podcast, I share guidance, research and practical strategies related to providing telehealth occupational therapy services as a School-Based OT. We will look specifically at AOTAs guidance on telehealth, state laws to be mindful of, and the considerations to be mindful of when providing OT services via a teletherapy model. I also provide a few of my favorite teletherapy treatment ideas and how I have been adapting them. This is the 1st in a 2-part series on teletherapy

    • 1 hr
    Back to School - Part 2 Feat: Jaime Spencer & Billy Hatridge

    Back to School - Part 2 Feat: Jaime Spencer & Billy Hatridge

    In this episode, Jayson welcomes to the show occupational therapists, Jaime Spencer, OTR/L, and Billy Hatridge, OTR/L

    In this episode, Jayson, Jaime, and Billy discuss what the looming return to the 2020-21 school may look like in our districts and how we are planning for them. We discuss how evaluations, treatments and IEP meetings will all be very different, even from how they were at the end of the 2020 school year. We also spend some time advocating for our profession and a workload model in schools.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    OTSH 54: Back to School Plans During a Pandemic

    OTSH 54: Back to School Plans During a Pandemic

    On this special event episode of the OT School House Podcast, Jayson welcomes to the show occupational therapist, Olivia Martinez-Hauge, MFTA, OTR/L, and occupational therapy assistant, Cait Bowen, COTA.

    In this episode, Jayson, Cait, and Olivia discuss what the looming return to the 2020-21 school may look like in our districts and how we are planning for them. We discuss how evaluations, treatments and IEP meetings will all be very different, even from how they were at the end of the 2020 school year.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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