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Research Article  |   November 1980
Certification Of Occupational Therapists in the Public Schools: The Wisconsin Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Alice Punwar, M.S., OTR, FAOTA, is a Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Eugene Wendt, M.S., OTR, is an occupational therapist employed by the Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Both authors were members of the committee that developed certification standards for public school occupational therapists in Wisconsin
    Both authors were members of the committee that developed certification standards for public school occupational therapists in Wisconsin×
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Research Article   |   November 1980
Certification Of Occupational Therapists in the Public Schools: The Wisconsin Experience
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1980, Vol. 34, 727-730. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.11.727
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1980, Vol. 34, 727-730. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.11.727
Abstract

The history of public school certification for occupational and physical therapists is reviewed. The process used to develop the current standards for certification of public school occupational therapists in Wisconsin and the standards that resulted are described. The implications of school certification requirements are discussed in terms of basic professional education in occupational therapy, and recommendations are made regarding the establishment of certification standards for school-based therapists.