American Occupational Therapy Association – where you can access evidence based practice briefs regarding school-based practice, American Occupational Therapy Journal (AJOT) articles, OT Practice Articles and learn more about what our professional association has to offer consumers and practitioners. While many features are open to non-members, additional services are offered for members.
American Physical Therapy Association – where you access practice guidelines and links to wide variety of information for the practicing physical therapist.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – where you able to access practice guidelines and useful links to professional information regarding the current status of the profession.
North Carolina Physical Education is ACTIVE - This site discusses the ways teachers integrate physical activity with academic concepts. The Energizers tab on the website suggests many different classroom-based physical activities to integrate with academic concepts. These are short (about 10 minute) activities that classroom teachers can use to provide activity to their students.
OTConnections - An online forum that is open to both AOTA members and non members where you will find OT colleagues from around the world chatting about current practice ideas!
Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association – Membership applications, conference details and lots of information about what OTs are doing in Pennsylvania to promote our future.
Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association – Membership applications, conference details and lots of other great information about PTs are doing in Pennsylvania to promote our future.
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN) – Evidence based practice information specific to school-based therapy and more! Plenty of free continuing education opportunities and a host of information about best practice within the schools.
U.S. Department of Education: IDEA - This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. It is a "living" website and will change and grow as resources and information become available. When fully implemented, the site will provide searchable versions of IDEA and the regulations, access to cross-referenced content from other laws (e.g., the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), etc.), video clips on selected topics, topic briefs on selected regulations, links to OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Network and a Q&A Corner where you can submit questions, and a variety of other information sources. As items are completed and added to this site, we invite you to grow and learn with us as we implement these regulations.
Therapy Shoppe – a reasonable price resource for gadgets and equipment used by therapists working with kids in school-based settings.
Pennsylvania Department of State – State licensure regulation as well as initial and renewal license information can be found here with links to the current board members and newsletters for the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Clinician Licensure boards.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. – Your link to what you need to maintain your NBCOT credentials!
Quarterly Publication of the Autism Society of Berks Cty Links - The followings links were suggested by Nancy Lohin, COTA/L
OT and AUTISM TIP SHEET - The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has developed a tip sheet for educators on the collaborative role of occupational therapy to support children with autism within the educational setting. To locate this tip sheet, please go to www.aota.org, and click on the Consumers tab, then click on Tips for Living, Children and Youth. Scroll down to the section OT in Schools, where you will find the Tip Sheet for Educators.