Physical Therapists or Physical Therapy Assistants provide services for students with developmental delays, physical disabilities, motor deficits, and/ or movement dysfunctions which may interfere with their functioning and safety in the educational setting. Physical Therapy services are used to improve mobility, motor functions, control postural deviations, and facilitate gross motor development. In addition, therapy works toward strengthening muscles, minimizing the disability, and adapting equipment to facilitate optimal performance given the student’s capabilities.
Occupational Therapists or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants provide special assistance to eligible students so that they may overcome physical, sensory, and motor deficits that are interfering with their educational progress. Occupational Therapy services are designed to help a student develop the underlying skills necessary for learning and the performance of specific tasks. Therapy also provides special equipment and adapted academic material to help a student function as independently as possible in an educational setting.