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PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy means "services provided by a qualified physical therapist." These services generally address a child's posture, muscle strength, mobility, and organization of movement in educational environments.

Physical Therapy Services may include the following:

  • Train instructional and support staff to assist students with physical therapy   programs as needed during the school day.
  • Train special education transportation staff to increase knowledge of disabilities, mobility aids, appropriate handling of students during bus loading, unloading and emergency evacuations.
  • Identifying mobility aids/devices and modifying a child’s school environment to facilitate function and access.
  • Develop the student's skills as required for:
    • Safe mobility to access their educational environment
    • Positioning in the classroom
    • Accessing and participating in vocational tasks
    • Gross motor skills that rely on the large muscles of the body for physical movement
    • Increasing joint function, muscle strength, mobility, and endurance for accessing their educational environment and participating in their school day

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