Occupational and Physical Therapy
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are part of the education team within a school district. They support and develop interventions plans for identified students in the areas of sensory motor and sensory processing, fine motor skills, prewriting and visual motor that support their academic learning. Another role of the occupational therapist is to assist students to participate in desired daily life activities in curricular activities and routines. This may include participation in curricular learning and behavior by focusing on adaptive or assistive technology or adaptations on routines in daily living and life skills that makes school accessible based upon each child’s individual needs.
Physical therapists are part of the educational team within a school district. In collaboration with team members, physical therapists develop and implement goals and objectives for identified students. Goals focus on navigating the school environment, (mobility/transitioning around the school building), functional sitting/positioning in the classroom, safe accessibility of & participation in school activities, activities of daily living (such as toileting), and identifying appropriate adapted equipment. A physician’s prescription is required to obtain physical therapy services in the educational setting.
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