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The State of School-based OT Caseload Sizes in Oregon
We heard from you at the annual OTAO conference this year about the dire state of OT caseload sizes in school-based care. A few of you even shared that you are currently serving 100 students at a time. The limited access to and diminished quality of OT services in school settings in Oregon is leading to poor student, teacher, and practitioner outcomes. Those of you working in the school systems know this all too well.
Since the conference, OTAO has pursued and built legislative support for change. In the 2017 Oregon legislative session we plan to introduce a bill to improve children's access to care and reduce OT caseload sizes.
Now is the time to share your comments as we develop a solution to this issue. Sign up here to stay informed and share your feedback. What is your personal experience with this issue? Do you have a story to share? What rules or regulations would improve your work in school-based care? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.
Katie Shuler, MS OTR/L OTAO Legislative Committee Chairperson
What is OTAO?
The Occupational Therapy Association of Oregon - a 501 (c)(6) tax-exempt organization - is a community of Occupational Therapy practitioners formed around our passion to help others find a quality and a balance to life, no matter what the area of specialty we have chosen.
OTAO has created a strong community where practitioners can come together, grow and support the practice of occupational therapy through advocacy, education and networking.