Bio:
My name is Sandra and I have been a physical therapist for more than twenty years. I earned  bachelor's degree in 1990 in Business Administration and worked in corporate prior to earning my Master's in Physical Therapy. I am a School -Certified Physical Therapist. I bring to Franklin Lakes my diverse work experience  working with children and adults with a broad range of physical disabilities. I live in Franklin Lakes with my husband and two daughters, Gabriella and Gianna.

Philosophy:
The Occupational and Physical Therapists of the Franklin Lakes Public Schools use their unique expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and school related activities and to fulfill their role as students. In this setting, OTs and PTs support academic and non-academic outcomes, including social skills, math, reading and writing (ie. literacy), behavior management, participation in recess/PE, navigation throughout the school, self-help skills, prevocational/vocational participation, and more.  Practitioners are particularly skilled in facilitating student access to curricular and extracurricular activities through supports, adaptations. modifications and planning. Additionally, they play a critical role in training parents, other staff members, and caregivers regarding educating students with diverse learning needs.

Our services include direct instruction, small group instruction, integrated instruction in the classroom, and consultation with classroom teachers. We work collaboratively with the classroom and special education teachers to help children generalize skills across different settings. Every student who receives Physical and Occupational Therapy Services follows a program of annual goals and individualized benchmarks for measuring measuring progress. These are derived from his or her own Individualized Education Plan (IEP)