Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments
RSOI provides services to professionals and families concerned with the needs of young children and students with orthopedic impairments, from birth to 21 years of age. The program provides information, training, resources and referrals to school districts and educational programs throughout Oregon. RSOI is funded by the Oregon Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. Learn more about our Program Goals.
Training & Consultation
Conferences and Seminars
RSOI provides workshops, seminars and statewide conferences on current issues in the education of children with orthopedic impairments. Workshops are available upon request and topics are tailored to fit the need. Choose from the following topics or request a topic of your choice.To request a training, contact the RSOI coordinator.
Issues in School Practice Topics
- Transition between educational settings
- Decision-making about continuation/discontinuation of related services
- Developing and documenting functional goals on the IEP and IFSP
- Distinguishing Medical and Educational Therapy Services
- Documentation of Related Services on the IEP/IFSP
- Consultation in Education-based Therapy
- Evidence-based Practice
- School Therapy and General Education Initiatives
- Other topics by request
RSOI Loan Library (coming soon)
It is not necessary to create a login or become a library member.
If you know what item(s) you would like to check out, please complete and submit the loan agreement form below.
If you would like to view items and check availability before completing the loan agreement form, click the below link to the Roseburg Library Holdings,
Type “OTAP” in the search box to scroll through the listing of items available for checkout and return to the loan agreement form below to request your item(s). See OTAP webpage for loan agreement form and library holdings links.
RSOI publishes a number of manuals on topics related to the education of students with Orthopedic Impairments. Manuals are available below in printable PDF format. Hard copies may be ordered by contacting the RSOI office.
- Adapted Physical Education: The Role of Physical and Occupational Therapists in PE for Students with Disabilities (PDF)
- FeedingStudents In Educational Programs – January 2015 (PDF)
This manual is formatted to print double-sided.
- Physical and Occupational Therapy under IDEA in Oregon: Early Intervention, Early Childhood and School Age Special Education in Educational Setting. (PDF)
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