Physical therapists in public schools provide services to children with disabilities that interfere with their educational needs. In a school setting, a major goal of physical therapy is to address gross motor deficits that directly affect a child’s ability to participate in the educational process. If a student’s ability to participate in the educational process is compromised by a physical disability, then intervention by a physical therapist, as a member of the educational team, may be appropriate.

The PT may use a variety of approaches to address motor problems including:

The goal of Physical Therapy in a school setting is:

The role of the Physical Therapist in the school setting is:

Ellen McCrave, Physical Therapist

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