Working within the routines of the typical day, physical therapists provide services to infants (0-3 years old), who have or are at risk for developmental delays, and to school age students (3-21 years old) who have motor challenges that impact access to and/or participation in their educational programming. Physical therapists address concerns in the motor and adaptive behavior domains, including gross motor, mobility, positioning and play/leisure skills in the home and community for those children 0-3 years old (Early ACCESS) and within the educational environment (classroom, lunch, recess, hallways, restroom, work sites, etc) for those students 3-21 years old. Physical therapists work with children and students and collaborate with and coach parents, school personnel, and team members to provide embedded intervention strategies. Working as a member of an IFSP or IEP team, a physical therapist may suggest equipment to address a child’s or student’s access and/or participation concerns.
For more information, please contact your local AEA.