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Featuring: Anne Trecker, MS, OTR/L
originally recorded April 29,2019

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Collaboration for Care: Combining Treatment Disciplines for Greater Effectiveness bundle.

Description: Occupational Therapists in schools and clinics typically have common goals but the school OT may have a considerable restrictions on the “what” and “how” they may provide OT treatment to their students.  Anne Trecker has worked in both clinical and school settings and will provide insight into the challenges and benefits of this type of intradisciplinary collaboration. She will also address how OT’s can best support each other to provide the best treatment plan for their student/client.  This live talk will address questions surrounding the where, when, how and why to successful collaboration between school and clinical occupational therapists.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 steps to building a relationship between school and clinic based occupational therapists
  2. State 3 challenges to effective collaboration between school and clinic based occupational therapists
  3. Identify 3 key strategies to use in intradisciplinary collaborations to foster common goal achievement

Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Educators, Parents

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.0 contact hour or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded LiveTalk in its entirety, and complete the accompanying assessment.

About the Speakers: Anne Trecker, MS, OTR/L, was the founding executive director of the Spiral Foundation, and now serves as a member of the board. Ms. Trecker is an occupational therapist and formerly sensory integration specialist with the Boston Public Schools. In her previous position, she provided consultation to occupational therapists and teachers related to children with significant sensory integration issues. In addition to consulting, she provided OT services to children at the Mission Hill Pilot School. Before working for the Boston Public Schools, she was the Clinical Director of Occupational Therapy Associates – Watertown, now known as OTA The Koomar Center. In that position she worked with children with a wide range of disabilities, with a special emphasis on children with autism. She has lectured on sensory integration theory and intervention throughout the United States, and presents frequently for parent and teachers groups in the Boston area.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at or (617) 969-4410 ext. 231.

Continuing Education:


Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


The Spiral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such your donation is tax deductible.