Therapy Project Office

The Therapy Project Office was established in January 2007 to progress and initiate project activities on behalf of the National Implementation Group (NIG) for Clinical Placement Provision for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy. The projects related to a number of key
actions identified by the 'The Report of the National Planning Group on Clinical Placement Provision for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy' (2004), under the three broad areas of:

Practice Education
Continuing Professional Development
Quality Information for the Public


The Therapy Project Office was funded by the HSE and staffed by three project managers, representing the Professional Bodies of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI), the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) and the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT). A collaborative, project management model was applied throughout the process. The Project Managers also worked in partnership with the Higher Education Institutes, Therapy Services, the Department of
Health & Children and the Health Service Executive to build on existing work and to drive the projects forward.

To download therapy project office documents please click on the relevant link below:

Practice Educator Competencies

Speech and Language Therapy Competencies

Physiotherapy Competencies

Occupational Therapy Competencies

Individual CPD Planning Tool

Departmental CPD Planning Tool

Good Practice Guidelines for Practice Education

Final Report Summary 2008

Back to Work Courses - Scoping the Need 2008

Professional Body Website - Strategic Development Plan

Framework for Practice Educator Training and Education

Partnership structures between Higher Education Institutions

Review of Assessment Practices in Practice Education