(Example from HISD)

Referral Process

  • In considering the need to refer a student for Occupational Therapy (OT) services, the campus team will:
    • Review the student’s progress in the identified IEP goals and objectives
    • Use measurable data to determine if there are barriers limiting the student’s progress in the identified goals and objectives
    • Consider campus based supports that may address the identified barrier.

  • When the school has tried accommodations for the student using available resources and the teacher is still unable to implement the IEP with success, and the barrier to success involves the student’s sensory and/or motor abilities, the campus team may request the student to be screened by the OT practitioner supporting the campus...

Referral Form Examples

RRISD referral form coming

NISD referral form coming

Response To Intervention (RTI):

US Dept of Ed/ IDEA 2004

Sec. 300.302 Screening for instructional purposes is not evaluation.

The screening of a student by a teacher or specialist to determine appropriate instructional strategies for curriculum implementation shall not be considered to be an evaluation for eligibility for special education and related services.