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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. AOTA Initiatives • Recruitment • Retention • Marketing • Educational Prep • Continuing Education • Other Resources • Student Conclave, State Conferences

  6. 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,

  7. 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

  8. 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