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The IEP Process

Course #: 014-1333

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#06709. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Intermediate, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, and Reimbursement Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

For occupational therapists who treat children and adolescents within schools, the individualized education plan (IEP) is considered a vital document that governs how and where special education itinerant and related services are delivered. The IEP is intended to improve a child’s access to educational services in light of physical, cognitive, or emotional needs that impact their ability to integrate in traditional school settings. The IEP not only provides therapeutic and educational justification for a child’s services, but it serves as a legally-binding document between parents and school administrators. Occupational therapists might think therapy is a small part of the IEP itself but therapists have important insights that can aid in the development of a more accurate and comprehensive assessment of a child’s needs and strengths. This is why therapists (and any other professionals) who are part of the IEP process must be well-informed of the strict requirements that must be met according to federal and state law.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Summarize the role of OT in the IEP process.
  2. Identify and explain the major components of all individualized education plans.
  3. Analyze a student’s needs and determine accommodations necessary to support their education.
  4. Create occupation-based goals that adhere to U.S. federal law.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: History
  3. Section 2: Eligibility for Services
  4. Section 3: The IEP Document
  5. Section 4: IEP Meeting Agenda
  6. References 

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Course Category: Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, and Reimbursement Issues

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course expires on 02/28/2028

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Course Date: 2023-02-06

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