Financial: Mary Jane Rapport receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Mary Jane Rapport has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
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. Legislative and Regulatory Process
This chapter will provide information on what type of law IDEA is (federal) and what the differences are between statutes and regulations. The chapter will also assist the participant in understanding the links between federal and state laws and regulations and how those guide local policy.
2. Searching for Information
This chapter will assist the participant in learning to use the idea.ed.gov website for searching IDEA, Part B (federal) statute and regulations. They will also learn to find and use a variety of excellent resources on this same website and then move to locating relevant state regulations and other guiding documents used for interpretation. Finally, there will be some explanation and demonstration of how all of these pieces are linked together.
3. Internet Searching
This chapter will put the strategies for searching into “production” and will guide the participant in learning where and how to start their search process in order to answer a question about service delivery for children with disabilities in schools (IDEA, 504, other). Through a process of questions and demonstration, the participants find and use resources to confidently understand what the law says and how local interpretation further defines or clarifies our actions in schools.