Interdisciplinary Training for Inclusive Practices (ITIP) is a three-year preparation and implementation program for occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology students to develop practice, collaboration, and leadership competencies for school based practice. ITIP scholars learn together while on campus, during their clinical rotations, and through their first year of practice to develop:

  • Shared competencies in interdisciplinary practice
  • Skills as change agents to build capacity of school personnel

with the ultimate goal to improve outcomes for children with disabilities.

The project supports occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology students during their interdisciplinary training year, their clinical year, and their mentorship year through their first year of practice in school settings.

ITIP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Program. It was awarded to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Physical Therapy, along with Longwood University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

For more information about this program, see Overview of ITIP and contact Dr. Carole Ivey at civey@vcu.edu.

If you are an interested student, see Contacts for the faculty from each school to learn more information.

 

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The contents of the Interdisciplinary Training for Inclusive Services webpages were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H325K170012. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Louise Tripoli.

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