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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

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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
      • sschefkind@aota.org
  • Tim Nanof, Federal Affairs Manager
      • tnanof@aota.org
  • Ralph Kohl, Legislative Representative
      • rkohl@aota.org
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