Evaluation - Data Collection and Report Writing

  • Can students who are NOT in Special Eduation be evaluated by OT or PT?

  • Must students be eligible for Special Education before OT or PT can evaluate?

  • Can my OT or PT evaluation time also count toward intervention time?

  • Must OT and PT evaluation reports include a recommendation for service frequency, duration and time?

  • Is it appropriate to include the plan for services in the evaluation report?

  • Can OTs test and diagnose for dysgraphia? If not, who is responsible at school?

  • Is there an OT evaluation that can be used to rule out or identify dysgraphia?

  • What do I when a student needs services but I don't have the capacity in my workload to meet their needs?

  • If a student moves in from out-of-state, is a re-evaluation required?

  • Are OTs and PTs in the school setting required to re-evaluate every three years? Who decides?

  • Can adaptive equipment be issued and monitored by the school if the PT evaluation determined it is not needed for an appropriate education?

  • Must a school-based OT or PT evaluation include standardized assessments? Should it include clinical descriptions of the student's abilities (e.g. strength, ROM)?