As related service providers, physical and occupational therapists in Fairfax County Public Schools work to assure that students in special education benefit from their educational program. Therapists work closely with teachers and other members of the school team to identify and establish solutions and/or adaptations that help students to participate as fully as possible in their school settings. As team members, therapists share information and integrate their specialized knowledge in child development, motor learning and task performance to provide a unique perspective within the educational environment.
The process of developing and achieving student goals is shared among team members, and may include:
Interventions are provided as part of the student’s daily routine in the natural setting and may include:
Therapy time includes all anticipated therapist interactions pertaining to the individual student needs such as:
A student’s need for occupational and physical therapy services may vary over the course of their educational career, related to changes in environmental and curricular demands, as well as changes in student roles and performance requirements. Any team member may request the expertise of the occupational and/or physical therapist regarding concerns that arise within the school environment.
Manager: Therapy Services (PT/OT)
Supervisor: Therapy Services (PT/OT)
Alan E. Leis Instructional Center
7423 Camp Alger Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
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November 16, 2011