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Schools provide occupational therapy when a child with a disability requires this related service to assist the child to benefit from special education. Occupational therapists use purposeful activity to facilitate a child's active participation in self-maintenance; academic and vocational pursuits; and play or leisure activities that occur in school environments.
Addressing Behavior Through FBAs, IEPs, and BIPs (Now with narration - 9/5/12) - An interactive presentation designed to improve practice in using functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) to address behavioral needs of students with disabilities.
The DPI expects to receive approximately $102.3 million under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and Preschool Grants Programs to provide special education and related services to children with disabilities. Part B provides funds for children ages 3-21, and the Preschool Grant Program provides funds for children ages 3-5. Funds may only be used for special education. Since summer school programs are not special education, funds may not be used for summer school programs. See Information Update Bulletin No.
Assessing Students Needs for Assistive Technology (ASNAT) Fifth Edition
ASNAT is designed to help educational teams assess a students need for assistive technology. ASNAT provides a wealth of information about assistive technology. The first chapter explains the assessment procedure and forms that the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) has developed to support school teams as they engage in the assessment process. Subsequent chapters provide detailed information on specific categories of AT.