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Interwoven: The Strength of Inclusive

OT and PT services for ALL

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
& Dr. Julie Causton

Your Co-teachers

Dr. Julie Causton


A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

Session Resources

November 2 Resources (click to access)

  • Key PPT [pdf]
  • Inclusive Related Services Definition [pdf]
  • Equity Lens [pdf]
  • Checklist of Sample Supplemental Supports, Aids, and Services [pdf]
  • One Teach One Make Multi-Sensory [pdf]
  • Inclusive Related Service Provision and Scheduling Guidance [pdf]
  • In the Circle with Julie and Kristie Episode 6: From the Therapy Room into the Classroom [handout and video]
  • Top 10 Tips for Inclusive Related Service Delivery [pdf]
  • Inclusive Services vs. Push-In Services [video– 3:35]
  • What About Specially Designed Instruction? [video– 4:52]
  • Co-Teaching Models [pdf]
  • Everybody Has the Right Be Here: Perspectives of Related Service Therapists [article]
  • Inclusive Education Fast Facts [Drive document]
  • IEP At a Glance [pdf]
  • How to Read an IEP [pdf]
  • IEP Matrix [pdf]
  • IEP Four Filters [pdf]
  • 45 Ways to Inclusively Group Students [pdf]
  • IEP Makeover Ebook [Drive document]

Selected Research (click to access)

A shared DRIVE folder [link]

American Occupational Therapy Association, American Physical Therapy Association, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2022). Joint statement on interprofessional collaborative goals in school-based practice. Available at

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1996). Inclusive practices for children and youths with communication disorders. Available at

Center for Applied Special Technology [CAST] (2018). Universal design for learning guidelines version 2.2. Available at

Clevenger, V. D., Jeffries, L. M., Effgen, S. K., Chen, S., & Arnold, S. H. (2020). School-based physical therapy services: Predicting the gap between ideal and actual embedded services. Pediatric Physical Therapy: The Official Publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association, 32(2), 98–105.

Dillon, S., Armstrong, E., Goudy, L., Reynolds, H., & Scurry, S. (2021). Improving special education service delivery through interdisciplinary collaboration. Teaching Exceptional Children, 54(1), 36-43.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Sec. 300.320 Definition of individualized education program.

Giangreco, M.F. (1995). Related services decision-making: A foundational component of effective education for students with disabilities. In E. McEwen (Ed.). Occupational and physical therapy in educational environments (pp. 47-67). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Nochajski, S. (2002). Collaboration between team members in inclusive educational settings. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 15(3), 101-112.

Recoder, L. E. (2019). Supporting therapy in the classroom : Strategies for Occupational, Speech/Language, and Physical Therapy. New York: Bank Street College of Education. Retrieved from

Sayers, B. R. (2008). Collaboration in school settings: A critical appraisal of the topic. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 1, 170-179.

Sisti, M. K., & Robledo, J. A. (2021). Interdisciplinary collaboration practices between education specialists and related service providers. Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 10(1), n1.

Tracy-Bronson, C. P., Causton, J. N., & MacLeod, K. M. (2019). Everybody has the right to be here: Perspectives of related service therapists. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 15(1), 132 – 174.

Witzel, B., & Clarke, B. (2015). Focus on inclusive education: Benefits of using a multi-tiered system of supports to improve inclusive practices: Bradley Witzel, Editor. Childhood Education, 91(3), 215-219.


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Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)

Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.

Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]

Capturing Your Learning handout [pdf]

Related Handouts/Resources

  • Long list of supplemental aids, supports, and services [pdf]
  • Pre-K Teach and Play Podcast episodes with Pat Radel [link]

The Circle Maker Series