Special Services

Julie Moore, P.T.
Physical Therapist Wells Elementary, Junior High, and High School

School Based Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is a related service within a child's special education program or 504 plan.  In order to be considered for school based PT services, a student must first be identified with a primary special education disability determination or require a 504 plan. PT is a supportive service available to those students with an IEP demonstrating a gross motor impairment that significantly restricts or prevents a child from physically performing in the school environment. Impairments may include functional mobility (walking on levels or stairs, opening school doors), balance and safety, motor control, motor learning, strength, flexibility, and endurance.  Physical Therapists help students,  parents, and staff with physical assessment, consultation, classroom accommodation recommendations, and direct service delivery through school based Physical Therapy programs. An individual with a disability under a 504 plan may be referred to PT for consultation and accommodations that are necessary to enable the student to access the student's general curriculum.

Professional Biography:  I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, and have held a PT license since 1985. I have 35 years of physical therapy experience in multiple environments including schools, hospitals, out-patient clinics, and home care settings. This is my 24th year working as a Physical Therapist in the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 

American Physical Therapy Association
Maine D.O.E.