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2008 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference. Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L Tim Nanof, MSW AOTA Pediatric Coordinator AOTA Federal Affairs Manager December 8, 2008 Washington, DC. AOTA. Who we are- Numbers Structure

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2008 osep national early childhood conference

2008 OSEP National Early Childhood Conference

Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L Tim Nanof, MSW

AOTA Pediatric Coordinator AOTA Federal Affairs Manager

December 8, 2008

Washington, DC


2008 osep national early childhood conference

AOTA

  • Who we are-

    • Numbers

    • Structure

    • Centennial Vision

    • Workforce Trends

      • School System and EI

    • Partnerships/Coalitions

      • NCPSSERS… Personnel Improvement Center

      • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)

      • IDEA Partnership

    • AOTA Resources

      • Affiliates, Universities, SIS’s


Aota resources

AOTA Resources---

  • Occupational Therapy Programs-

    • http://www.aota.org/Students/Schools.aspx

  • Affiliated State Associations-

    • http://www1.aota.org/asap_roster/index.asp

  • Special Interest Sections-

    • Early Intervention and School System-SIS

    • Early Intervention List-Serv / Forum


  • Occupational therapy in e i

    Occupational Therapy in E.I.

    • Holistic Approach

    • Focus on Functional Participation

    • Child and Family Centered Care

    • Natural Environments

      • COP Position Paper- Spring 2009

  • Trans-Disciplinary Role

    • Consultation and Scope Issues

  • Mental Health/Behavioral


  • Aota initiatives

    AOTA Initiatives

    • Recruitment

    • Retention

    • Marketing

    • Educational Prep

    • Continuing Education

    • Other Resources

      • Student Conclave, State Conferences


    E i staffing issues

    E.I. Staffing Issues

    • AOTA Workforce Survey

    • BLS Statistics

      • 2004-2014 27% growth

    • Training & Certification Standards

      • ACOTE Accreditation

      • NBCOT Exam

      • Additional State Requirements (State Survey)

  • Coordination with IHE’s

    • Curriculum Survey, Blueprint

  • AOTA Policies, Guidelines & Resources

    • Practice Guidelines. Position Papers, Framework, Fact Sheets, Official Documents, Societal Statements,


  • Summary next steps

    Summary & Next Steps

    • AOTA Conference Presentation on EI

      • Downloadable PPT

    • Upcoming AOTA Resources

      • FAQ, Position Statement, New E. I. CE materials…

        AOTA Comments on “Final” Part C Regulations?

    • Ideas for Discussion/Consideration

      • Personnel Shortages Coalition

        • www.SpecialEdPros.com


    Thank you

    Thank You.

    • AOTA- (301)652-2682

    • Sandra Schefkind, Pediatric Coordinator

      • [email protected]

  • Tim Nanof, Federal Affairs Manager

    • [email protected]

  • Ralph Kohl, Legislative Representative

    • [email protected]


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