Occupational and Physical Therapy Services

The Special Programs Department supports students with identified disabilities to facilitate their independence, success, and safety in the educational environment.  The school based occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) support students with:

  • functional motor development
  • self-help skills related to the educational setting
  • mobility skills
  • positioning for function, health and safety
  • adapted equipment
  • other needs when appropriate

School based therapy services strive to facilitate the student’s potential for functional independence and participation in educational activities.  This differs from the medical model of therapy services, which focuses on medical needs.