School based occupational therapy vs clinical based occupational therapy.
Simple concept to understand the difference is..
School based OT receive referrals from teachers or academic personnel
Clinical based OT receive referrals from medical doctors
Both concept have advantages and disadvantages.
Sadly, in Malaysia legal school based OT service is limitedly done by MoE, under the Pusat Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Khas, however the service is gradually increasing in demand.
The number of OT under employed is still limited under MoE in order to cover the whole schools throughout Malaysia. And still lack of awareness on this issue within the ministry.
School based OT service should be provided in schools for children who receive special education.
SBOT focuses on children's school function and performance in order to receive the curriculum (design by MoE).
OT who are working in a school based OT should know the special education curriculum and work very closely with teachers, school personnels and parents.
Haaaa, inilah sebenarnya yang saya ingin lakukan... need to start with a research based evidence to proof the significance impact of SBOT on school practice.
The Impact might differ according to policies and service practice.
Semoga Allah buka jalan.
Kita buat action research kecil-kecil dulu di 3PK masing-masing. Hehe.
Dayang OT 3PK Sarawak
Fada OT 3PK Sg Petani
Syamimi OT 3PK Putrajaya
Izzatie OT 3PK Johor
Nasuha OT 3PK Sabah
Rujuk supporting article on school based occupational therapy di sini.
The article on SBOT and CBOT