Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy (OT/PT) are services provided to students with disabilities in order to benefit from special education. OT/PT is provided as a direct or indirect service through a continuum of services utilizing a collaborative, integrated approach that may include, but is not limited to the following:
Working with students, teachers and other team members to assure a collaborative and coordinated service delivery
Working hands-on, having face-to-face interactions on a regular basis between the related service professional and the student which may take place in a variety of settings within the educational environment
Collaborating with the members of the team to develop and implement strategies and modifications that support student's individualized goals and objectives
Assessing the student's educational need for modification of environment, educationally relevant equipment, technology, and assistive devices
Modeling and training classroom staff, students and parents on how to implement educationally relevant therapeutic strategies and use adapted equipment, assistive technology, and devices.