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You listened to the podcast, now earn professional development for doing so.

Earn 1 contact hour toward your professional development requirements by listening to episode 108 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast and taking a 5-question quiz to demonstrate learned knowledge.

In this episode of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast, we will discuss several shifts in this field within the past 40 years.

Our guest today is Julie Bissell, one of the occupational therapists who jumped into the schools early on to address the educational model in schools. Julie discusses transitioning from a medical model to an educational model and shares how we can facilitate participation and help the children perform in the least restrictive environment.

We will also discuss an article she co-wrote titled Frameworks, Models and Trends in School-Based. This publication discusses a few frameworks within occupational therapy and relates them specifically to school-based practices in individual states and the United States. Also, stay tuned as she enlightens us about an Israeli handwriting assessment and how she assisted in translating this fun card game into English.

Objectives for this Professional Development Podcast. Listeners will:

  1. Identify how the World Health Organization model helps to look at a human and their participation regardless of disability
  2. Identify what the Pedi-Cat assessment addresses
  3. Identify what the educational framework for child success includes and how it relates to the school curriculum.

What you will receive as part of this podcast course:

  • Upon passing the short quiz, you will be provided a certificate of completion to use for state licensure and/or national board certification renewal.

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Important Information

for professional development

Continuing Education Earned:

1.0 Contact Hour of Professional Development will be awarded in the form of a certificate of completion upon passing the short quiz. 

Activity Type:

Independent: Distance Learning

Content Level:



Jayson Davies, OTR/L



Intended Audience:

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Course Requirements:

Completion of the podcast episode 108 & completion of the post-course test with a score of 70% or greater


Each state has different guidelines on what can count toward your professional development requirements. Be sure to check your state requirements. While we consult with state and NBCOT documents in an attempt to ensure our courses meet national guidelines, the OT Schoolhouse is not responsible for any courses that your state or national agency questions or refuses to accept as professional development.