Transforming caseload to workload is an important topic because it promotes utilizing one’s full scope of practice in schools, including prevention, promotion as well as intervention strategies. Workload approaches highlight an educational focus, rather than a medical model to service delivery. Conducting a workload analysis can also be helpful when addressing challenges associated with personnel shortages and when justifying the need for additional occupational therapy positions. This area includes tools such as joint association papers and FAQS to support language and actions associated with a workload approach.
FAQ: Caseload to Workload in School-Based Occupational Therapy Services - pdf
Workload Approach: A Paradigm Shift for Positive Impact on Student Outcomes - pdf
Watch a webinar on Caseload to Workload and the role of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISPs) from the The IDEA Partnership, which includes speakers from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the American Speech Hearing Language Association (ASHA).
Visit www.cecerewilliams.com: A website developed by an OT and PT to provide a time study tool. You may use this to help to determine your workload, and then you can then share the results with your administrator. A 2013 AOTA Conference PowerPoint presentation on workload is also available.