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Amy Barr, PT, DPT
Amy Barr, PT, DPT is a practicing school-based therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator for a large school district located in the suburban Denver area. She has 20 years of experience working with adults and children and has spent the last 14 years serving preschool through transition age students in a school setting. Dr. Barr…Read full bio
Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
Mary Jane Rapport, PT, DPT, PhD 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 on the faculty of the Physical…Read full bio
1. IEP Document and Process
This chapter describes the Client Management Model in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the required components of the IEP most relevant to related service providers. Two case studies are used to further elucidate the IEP components. IEP software program benefits and cautions are briefly reviewed.
2. Developing IEP Goals
This chapter discusses important factors to consider when developing IEP goals, such as discipline-free goals and SMART goals. It links goal development to the broader IEP through clinical reasoning and identifies three ways to construct goals, using the case studies introduced in Chapter 1, that are consistent with these principles.
3. The IEP Meeting
This chapter describes the importance of the collaborative process in developing the IEP document within the IEP meeting. The guidelines surrounding IEP meetings—including frequency, attendance, meeting excusals, and parent consent—are outlined.