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News for Occupational & Physical Therapists

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Answer to trending Encounter Attendance questions

School counselors using the version of SESIS that was updated on Feb. 28, 2022 may refer to this resource with answers to trending questions.

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Encounter attendance upgrade: February 2022

The following email was sent from Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese to all school counselors, speech teachers, occupational and physical therapists, social workers and psychologists on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

PT of the Year

Our physical therapist of the year

Every year, we ask you to nominate a colleague who does outstanding work. During this challenging and unusual school year, we wanted to highlight a therapist who has provided outstanding in-person and tele-therapy. Here's a conversation with our physical therapist of the year, Silvia Vaher, who works at PS 229 in Queens.

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Blended learning updates for speech teachers and OT/PTs

The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Victoria Kravets shows off the tools of remote OT

Our occupational therapist of the year

Every year, we ask you to nominate a colleague who does outstanding work. During this challenging and unusual semester, we wanted to highlight a therapist who's done outstanding tele-therapy. Here's a conversation with our occupational therapist of the year, Victoria Kravets (known affectionately by her students as Miss Vicky), who works at PS 231 in Brooklyn.

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Updates for speech teachers and OT/PTs concerning the last week of school and the summer

The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese on Monday, June 22.