Title

Predicting Length of Service Provision in School-Based Occupational Therapy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2003

Abstract

Parents and school administrators commonly ask how long a child is likely to need school-based occupational therapy services. In an effort to provide a statistically supported answer, a record review of 464 cases of students discharged from school-based occupational therapy services in the past 7 years was performed. This review demonstrated that some general statements about service patterns could be determined for this particular caseload. Of note was the significant variability in length of services for students with multiple disabilities as compared to the more discrete length of service provision for students with speech impairments, learning disabilities and those students without a specific classification. The applicability to other practice settings is limited, but this study serves as a beginning point for discussion on the topic. © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Volume Number

23

First Page

79

Last Page

93

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.1300/J006v23n04_06

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