Physical Therapy (PT) is a related service provided by a qualified physical therapist that addresses a child's posture, muscle strength, mobility, and organization of movement in educational environments.
Physical therapy may be provided to prevent the onset or progression of impairment, functional limitation, disability, or changes in physical function or health resulting from injury, disease, or other causes.
District 65 currently has two full-time physical therapists that serve students in the following ways:
- Evaluations completed per the recommendation of the IEP teams
- Provide therapy in pull-out and collaborative service models
- Provide technical support to staff regarding student needs, such as sensory diets, assistive technology, and adaptive methods
- Write evaluation reports, therapy notes, and data collection analysis
- Attend eligibility and annual review conferences
- Provide input and consultation at RtI meetings
- Attend school and department meetings
- Participate in professional development
- Perform other duties as assigned by principals and supervisors