OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY DEPARTMENT
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The Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Departments in the Mahomet-Seymour school district work with educational staff and parents to support students with a variety of diagnosis/disabilities to access the school environment and curricula. Functional areas including: proper seating and positioning, independent mobility throughout the entire school environment, including participation in play, physical education, leisure and activities for preparation of functional adult life skills.
School based therapy is a related service provided to children with disabilities under Part B of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA requires that schools provide all children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education. In order to receive physical therapy, as a related service, the student must first qualify for special education services. The student must have gross motor, functional mobility and/or motor processing deficits that impact the ability to function in the school environment, such that the classroom staff is unable or untrained to program or adapt for a student's needs. Physical or occupational therapy may be provided if functional mobility, gross, fine or visual motor processing deficits adversely affect educational performance in any significant way. This information and more can be found at the following: Occupational Therapy info , Physical Therapy info, Recommended practices for occupational and physical therapy services in Illinois schools.