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. Defining Related Services
This chapter will lay the foundation for the course by defining and explaining related services. Beginning with the definition from federal regulations, the chapter will continue by providing additional context to the role of related services as part of special education.
2. Providing Related Services to Students
This chapter will build off of Chapter 1 by describing how related service providers make decisions from the perspective of their own disciplines but then come together as a team to support a student’s special education program through the IEP.
3. Teamwork and Collaboration
This chapter will address more specific components of teamwork and provide examples of how to facilitate interaction and communication among related service providers to collaborate on IEP goals and meet the needs of the student. This chapter also focuses on the support that school administrators can provide to related service providers and ideas for assessing their performance.