What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy operates as a related service supporting educational needs related to developmental skills, gross motor skills, functional movement skills or functional living skills pertaining to the school curriculum.
What does the Physical Therapist do?
The physical therapist is trained to help students develop gross motor skills in order to participate in the daily activities within a school setting. They may often provide services by providing consultation or direct support to the students. The physical therapist works as a part of the evaluation and IEP team for students. If it is determined that student is eligible for physical therapy services, the physical therapist will develop and monitor IEP goals.
What are focus areas of a Physical Therapist?
The Physical Therapist primarily works with students on gross motor skills.