Motor Development Services

Welcome to the Motor Department! Below is a description of how our team serves your students towards meeting their IEP motor goals.

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.

Physical Therapy (PT)

Facilitates independent mobility within the classroom and access to the school environment (walking, carrying objects, stairs, playground, adaptive equipment…).