Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a related service provided to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. School physical therapy focuses on a child’s ability to move as independently as possible in the school environment. The school Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) evaluates the child’s ability to move throughout the school and to participate in classroom activities.

The decision of whether a child with a disability qualifies for school physical therapy is made by a team. This team determines whether the child has a disability, has a need for special education, and requires related services such as physical therapy. Physical Therapists are licensed professionals who do an outstanding job with our students integrating physical therapy and academics.

Physical therapy interventions are designed to enable the student to:

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Travel throughout the School Environment

 

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Participate in Classroom Activities

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Maintain and Change Positions in the Classroom

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Manage Stairs

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Manage Restrooms

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Manage Playgrounds