Physical and occupational therapists provide direct therapy, consultation, evaluation and screening. Direct service consists of individual or group sessions with a frequency determined by the C.S.E.A prescription by a physician is required.
Therapists also collaborate with classroom teachers, other staff members, parents and each other to design activities that can be implemented in the classroom and at home.
Physical Therapy Services include activities that address:
- Transitional movements
Occupational Therapy Services include activities that address:
- Activities of Daily Living
- Feeding and eating skills
- Dressing skills
- Hygiene skills
- Domestic living skills
- Educational and Work Activities
- Fine motor/visual motor
- Functional communication; handwriting, computer use
- Pre-vocational tasks
- Socialization skills
- Play and Leisure Activities
Occupational and physical therapists provide services that include improving, developing or restoring functions impaired or lost through illness, injury, or deprivation. Therapists also work on improving ability to perform tasks for independent functioning.
Occupational therapists focus on fine motor skills, self help and adaptive skills. For example, occupational therapy may be needed to acquire appropriate eating utensils for a child or teach classroom personnel how to use the equipment or to teach classroom staff how to adjust a lap board for a student during writing activities.
Physical therapists focus on gross motor skills and mobility. For example, physical therapy may be needed to teach transfers from a wheelchair to a chair or restroom facilities.
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