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Research Article  |   February 1982
The Implementation of Occupational Therapy Services in Rural School Systems
Author Affiliations
  • Nancy N. Regan, M.S., OTR, is a staff therapist at Duke University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Division, Durham, North Carolina
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Research Article   |   February 1982
The Implementation of Occupational Therapy Services in Rural School Systems
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1982, Vol. 36, 85-89. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.2.85
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1982, Vol. 36, 85-89. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.2.85
Abstract

Factors influencing the integration of occupational therapy services in rural school systems are reviewed in this paper. Differences between urban and rural populations are defined and methods of successfully developing new allied health programs in public schools are discussed. A thorough understanding of the rural educational system and local community is necessary for occupational therapists to provide optimal service delivery.