Predicting Length of Service Provision in School-Based Occupational Therapy
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.
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Long, Diane, "Predicting Length of Service Provision in School-Based Occupational Therapy" (2003). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2073.