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Research Article  |   November 1988
Organizational Resources for the Occupational Therapist in the Public Schools
Author Affiliations
  • Carol J. Sears, PhD, OTR, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Handicapped Graduate Program of the Special Education Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. (Mailing address: 3683 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030.)
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Research Article   |   November 1988
Organizational Resources for the Occupational Therapist in the Public Schools
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1988, Vol. 42, 740-750. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.11.740
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1988, Vol. 42, 740-750. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.11.740
Abstract

Many organizational resources can assist the public school occupational therapist in fulfilling his or her commitment to the population being served. This paper presents four types of organizational resources that are readily available to the therapist: professional, nonprofit/volunteer, and commercial organizations, and information search and retrieval systems. Each category of resource contains examples and a brief description of each example. Descriptions of professional and nonprofit/volunteer organizations include information about their purpose, membership, and publications. The examples in each of these categories cover a variety of disciplines and disabling conditions; however, all are involved with and provide information about children with disabilities. Descriptions of commercial organizations highlight specific products that are applicable to occupational therapy in the schools. Descriptions of information search and retrieval systems state the kinds of materials each system maintains and provide information on how to gain access to each system.