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Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from OTSchoolHouse.com dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests in exploring 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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    • 4.9 • 151 Ratings

Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from OTSchoolHouse.com dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests in exploring new practice strategies and earn professional development for certification renewal!

    Journal Club: The Problem with Caseloads

    Journal Club: The Problem with Caseloads

    In this journal club edition of the OT School  House Podcast, we are examining the  2020 Seruya & Garfinkle article about current workload trends in school-based OT. 
    We will discuss the findings from a survey of 571 OT Practitioners working in the schools just like you and talk about the real-life implications your caseload can have on your practice as an OT practitioner in the schools.
    Spoiler alert: Your Caseload is likely holding you back, but listen in to hear how you are not alone and what steps you can take to move forward. 
    Also, stay tuned until the end for a special announcement and giveaway from Jayson. 
    Learn more about the Making the Shift: Caseload to Workload Workshop at OTSchoolHouse.com/maketheshift

    View the full show notes at otscholhouse.com/episode86

    • 38 min
    Moving Toward Collaborative Services Featuring Meghan Fox, OTR/L

    Moving Toward Collaborative Services Featuring Meghan Fox, OTR/L

    In this episode, I am bringing on Meghan Fox, OTR/L, from Wootherapy.com to talk about her transition from providing primarily pull-out OT services, to a more collaborative service approach.

    Meghan shares with us why she decided to make the move and what those collaborative services look like. Also, she gets very real with us and shares what is (and is not) working during the transition.

    There will always be students who need pull-out services, but there will also be students who learn best from in-class, contextually relevant services. So let's talk about how we do that.

    Listen in for more and check out the show notes at otschoolhouse.com/episode85 

    • 1 hr
    Journal Club: OT in High School & Post-Secondary Transition Planning

    Journal Club: OT in High School & Post-Secondary Transition Planning

    Help! I was just assigned to a high school & I have no idea what to do!!

    Ever had that thought before? It is not uncommon for me to receive an email with something like that in my inbox. 

    Now, I am no specialist in providing OT in high schools, but just like you, I can read some articles and listen to others who have done it before to learn from them. 

    In this episode, I am sharing my experiences from working at the high school level and also what I learned from two recent articles about OTs providing Post Secondary Transitional (PSTP) Services. 

    Check it out! 

    The 2 articles:
    Doris Pierce, Amy Spence, Lisa Sakemiller & Celeste Roberts (2021) School-based Transition Readiness Services for Adolescents with Disabilities, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 14:2, 207-224, DOI: 10.1080/19411243.2020.1835601Pierce D, Sakemiller L, Spence A, LoBianco T. Effectiveness of Transition Readiness Interventions by School-Based Occupational Therapy Personnel. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 2020;40(1):27-35. doi:10.1177/1539449219850129

    • 28 min
    Evaluations vs. Screenings

    Evaluations vs. Screenings

    In this episode, Jayson shares the difference between screenings and evaluations. Using AOTA documents, IDEA references, and court cases, we will discuss when it is and is not appropriate to use screenings in a school-based setting. We will also briefly discuss how to ensure that your using a top-down approach when completing evaluations.

    View the transcript and resources tied to this episode at otschoolhouse.com/episode83

    • 38 min
    Handwriting With At-Risk Kindergarteners (Journal Club)

    Handwriting With At-Risk Kindergarteners (Journal Club)

    Have you ever wondered if that handwriting intervention you provide is helpful? Or how about what that intervention in the research article actually looked like?
    In this episode of the OT School House Podcast, we are going beyond the article with the authors of the 2016 AJOT article titled Effectiveness of a Handwriting Intervention With At-Risk Kindergarteners. 
    Join me, along with Sheryl Zylstra, DOT, MS, OTR/L & Beth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, as we dive deeper into this journal article that shows how a handwriting intervention can impact at-risk kindergarteners.   

    View the transcript and full show notes at otschoolhouse.com/episode82

    • 51 min
    School-Based OT Workloads With Alexa Corley, OTD

    School-Based OT Workloads With Alexa Corley, OTD

    In this episode of the OT School House Podcast, we are talking to recent graduate, Alexa Corley, about her OTD capstone where she surveyed and interviewed therapists, teachers, and administrators about the idea and use of a workload model.

    Listen in to hear her findings and a discussion about the positive effects of using a workload model.

    View the full show notes and transcript at otschoolhouse.com/episode81

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Dr Moira ,

Great for new and seasoned school OTs

OT Schoolhouse is fantastic. I’m a seasoned therapist but newer to schools. I began with the first podcast and began working backwards. I have pages of notes. I’ve shared some of the things I’ve learned with coworkers. We each have learned something new. The podcast exposed me to several aspects of being a school OT which helped me to know what questions to ask to better prepare me to be a better OT.

APZM ,

Great OT podcast!

I love this podcast! Great interviews and topics covered. Keep up the good work!

egtyson ,

Excellent!

I love this podcast. As a new grad, every episode has enlightened me and provided me with resources to use right now as a school based OT.

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