Occupational and Physical Therapy

Occupational/Physical Therapy is provided in the school setting to assist the student in accessing educational services and to benefit from their educational program.  Therapists do not aim to cure, but to assist the student to function in the school setting.  Educational goals are developed to access core curriculum. Therapists share their knowledge and skills with school personnel regarding activities that are educationally appropriate and functional.

OT/PT Events


OT/PT Operational Network

2020 – 2021

A collaborative opportunity for school-based OTs, PTs and related providers.  All districts welcome!  One representative from each district/school is recommended to share ideas from the meeting.

With the changes in service delivery due to the pandemic, the SELPA is offering more frequent meetings to support the OTs and PTs in Ventura County. All meetings will be conducted virtually and on varied dates/times so that more people can attend.  Certificates of attendance will be available for registered participants who complete the meeting. Some meetings will be recorded for repeated viewing.  There is no cost for these workshops, however, online registration is required.

(Email Joanna at jdellagatta@vcoe.org if you would like to “share”.) 


Dates and topics for this year are:

Therapy in the Virtual World Thursday, September 3, 2020  1:00PM – 2:30PM

Share your best practices for distance learning and assessments in collaboration with the school and family team.

Documentation and Determining Needs Monday, October 5, 2020   2:30PM – 4:00PM

Collaborate with colleagues about assessing the needs for services and marking student progress in varied settings in preparation for the first grading period.

 Educator and Student Safety Tuesday, November 3, 2020  1:00PM – 2:30PM

Discuss and share re-opening strategies for keeping yourself, staff, and students safe while assessing and providing services. What is working and not working in terms of PPE, equipment and materials?

Virtual Potluck of Ideas  Friday, December 4, 2020   2:30PM – 4:00PM

OTs and PTs will share strategies for treatment or assessment. Sign up for a 5-minute time slot to make a presentation to the group.  Be creative! This meeting will be recorded and available for anyone to view.     


Topic TBD: Wednesday, February 3, 2021   1:00PM – 2:30PM

Topic TBD: Tuesday, March 16, 2021   2:30PM – 4:00PM

Topic TBD: Wednesday, May 5, 2021   1:00- 2:30PM


The Steering Committee will meet again in November to develop topics for the second half of the year, based on input from OTs, PTs, addressing any needs that may arise due to changing conditions.  We will be using surveys to gather information about your needs prior to some meetings.  If you are interested in joining the steering committee, please email Juanita Delgadillo at jdelgadillo@vcoe.org.  We would like representation from all districts on this committee.