Who are Specialized Instructional Support Personnel?
Specialized instructional support personnel (SISPs) encompass a large number of personnel categories with a broad set of responsibilities in schools. The disciplines included are as follows: school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, and school social workers; occupational therapists, physical therapists, art therapists, dance/movement therapists, and music therapists; speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
The goals of this presentation are to :
-Demonstrate benefits of convening together to address a common concern
-Compare the components of a caseload and workload approach
-Articulate the value of workload for students, schools, and providers
-Offer resources to adopt a workload approach Identify strategies to implement workload at all levels of scale
Sue Cecere, PT, MHS Section on Pediatrics, APTA
Deborah Crandall, JD, PhD(c) Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, APTA
Deborah Dixon, M.A. CCC-SLP Director of School Services, ASHA
Sandy Schefkind, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Program Manager, AOTA
Jodie Williams, OTR/L, MHA Manager, OT School Based Practitioner