PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
Physical therapy addresses a student’s ability to participate in school, work, leisure, self-care activities, and to access their environment in a safe and functional manner. In the educational setting, therapy is provided to students with disabilities when this service is necessary for the student to benefit from their educational program and the school’s curriculum.
Physical therapists bring expertise in six therapeutic domains to the educational setting including:
Written Reports are generated and forwarded to the district and/or supervisor of special education, to assist the multi-disciplinary team in determining the need for services. Reports include:
The Primary Goal is to: Provide educationally relevant services that assist each student in compensating for sensory awareness/processing, neuromuscular, motor and perceptual deficits, functional positioning, mobility, accessibility, endurance, strength, activities of daily living, and orientation deficits which prevent access to an appropriate education program and the curriculum.
For more information about Physical Therapy:
See the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Physical Therapy Brochure
Visit the American Physical Therapy Association at www.apta.org
Visit the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association at www.ppta.org
Also, see the link for Frequently Asked Questions at http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/phy_ther.html
For information about sports activities for children with special needs:
Visit The Miracle League of Northampton
Visit Special Olympics of Bucks County
Contact your child's school to discuss his/her need for school-based physical therapy.
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The BCIU does not sponsor or in any way approve of any activities of these organizations.