Resources

Speech Therapy

Vocabulary, Customize to Theme – from FreeRice.com
Speech Treatment Ideas – from Speech Room News
Speech Treatment Ideas – from Crazy Speech World
Materials and Treatment Ideas – from mnsu.edu
Treatment Ideas, Videos and Text – from GeekSLP.com
Treatment Ideas and Worksheets – from Miss Nicole Speech
Articulation Worksheets – from Mommy Speech Therapy
Word List Generator for Artic Cards

Occupational Therapy

Search OT Treatment Ideas by Skill or Material – from OT Plan
OT School Treatment Ideasfrom Pinterest
OT School Treatment Ideas – from Therapy Street for Kids
Sensory Integration Ideas – from School-OT

Stuff for Everybody:

Gross and Fine Motor Activities – from Your Therapy Source
Free Classroom Activities – from TeachersPayTeachers
Categorized Special Ed Ipad Apps– from Tracy Antista
Open Ended Device Loans– from AZ Technology Access Program

Special Education Laws & Procedures:

Though Section 504 & ADA are not actually special education law, they are included in the list because they are pertinent to therapists, psychologists, and teachers working in the public school setting.

Individuals with Disability Education Act – from IDEA.gov
Section 504, Rehab Act of 1973 – from Dept. of Labor
Federal Educational Rights & Privacy Act
– from AZ DOE
American with Disability Act – from US Dept. of Ed
OT/PT Procedures – from AZ DOE
Special Education Law & Advocacy – from Wright’s Law

State Associations:

SLP – Arizona Speech and Hearing Association
OT – Arizona Occupational Therapy Association
PT – Arizona Physical Therapy Association
Psych – Arizona Association of School Psychologists
Special Ed – Arizona Education Association

National Associations:

SLP – American Speech and Hearing Association
OT – American Occupational Therapy Association
PT – American Physical Therapy Association
Psych – National Association of School Psychologists
Special Ed – National Association of Special Education Teachers

International Associations:

SLP – International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics
OT – World Federation of Occupational Therapists
PT – World Federation of Physical Therapists
Psych – International School Psychology Association
Special Ed – International Association of Special Education

Arizona Credentials to Work in Schools:

The credentials needed to work in the Arizona public schools vary by occupation. Credentials needed to be an Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, School Psychologist, or Special Education Teacher are:

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Fingerprint Card
Arizona Department of Health Services, SLP License
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, OT
Arizona Board of Physical Therapy, PT License
Arizona Department of Education, DOE Certification for Special Education Teachers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and School Psychologists
Arizona Educator Proficiency Exam – AEPA for Teachers
The PRAXIS Exam – CCC-SLPs