Transdisciplinary service delivery in school environments: Some limitations

Kenneth Ottenbacher

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Recent developments within the field of special education have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of health related professionals, particularly physical and occupational therapists, entering the school system. These professionals are currently providing a wide variety of "related services" to handicapped children and young adults. The transdisciplinary service delivery model has been widely advocated as the most effective system for developing programs of comprehensive services for the developmentally disabled within the school environment. The transdisciplinary approach is reviewed and three potential areas of conflict frequently encountered in implementation of the model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy


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