Physical therapy services are provided to those children who have difficulty with their gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are things like running, jumping, hopping, skipping, throwing, catching, posture and balance. These skills are very important in the everyday life of a student for such things as negotiating the school, participating with peers in physical education and recess, as well as being able to sit appropriately in class. Services are provided in a variety of settings including the classroom, PT room, on the playground, and during gym class. Physical therapy services consist of exercises, games and activities designed to target the development of specific skills.
Occupational Therapy is a school based service offered to help students develop skills in fine motor, visual motor, and sensory processing areas. The goal of these services is to improve skill level in order that the student can fully access his/her grade level curriculum. Children are seen for direct service either in the classroom or therapy room. Children participate in a variety of fine and sensory-motor based activities to achieve their goals. In addition, consultation services with classroom teachers and other school staff are offered to develop and implement classroom accommodations and strategies to help individual students function more successfully in the classroom and school environment.