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Research Article  |   October 1996
Occupational Therapy in Full-Inclusion Classrooms: A Case Study From the Moorpark Model
Author Affiliations
  • Diane Hammon Kellegrew, PhD, OTR, is Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 1540 Alcazar, CHP-133, Los Angeles, California 90033
  • Delores Allen, PhD, is Coordinator of Special Education, Moorpark Unified School District, Moorpark, California
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School-Based Practice / Research
Research Article   |   October 1996
Occupational Therapy in Full-Inclusion Classrooms: A Case Study From the Moorpark Model
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1996, Vol. 50, 718-724. doi:10.5014/ajot.50.9.718
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1996, Vol. 50, 718-724. doi:10.5014/ajot.50.9.718
Abstract

This article provides a historic review of the movement toward integrated classroom placements as well as the characteristics of full-inclusion classrooms relevant to occupational therapy school-based practice. A full-inclusion model adopted by the Moorpark Unified School District is described. This model incorporates occupational therapy as a vital and integral component of the school’s inclusive education efforts.