Motor Development Services
Adapted Physical Educator
Direct service provider for those students who cannot safely and successfully participate in an unrestricted physical education environment.
Occupational and Physical Therapists
Related Services: Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy
Therapists provide support for teachers and staff in implementation of a student’s IEP goals to enhance a student’s motor function in their special education program.
Qualification for Services
The IEP team determines if a student requires services to function in the educational setting under his/her special education program. A student’s impairment must negatively affect his/her ability to meet their educational IEP objectives for eligibility for OT or PT services in the school setting. These impairments must be reflected in the IEP goals. The role of the therapist is to minimize the effects of the impairment on a child’s educational performance or improve access to the educational environment.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Enhances fine motor (hand movements) or sensory processing.
- Submit an Occupational Therapy referral for fine motor or sensory processing concerns for your student
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTAs)
Physical Therapy (PT)
Facilitates independent mobility within the classroom and access to the school environment (walking, carrying objects, stairs, playground, adaptive equipment…).