PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
School-based physical therapists focus on removing barriers from a student’s ability to learn and helping that student develop skills that increase his/her independence in the school environment. In addition, physical therapists identify and obtain special equipment and train school staff on ways to incorporate interventions and practice of motor skills into the classroom schedule.
School-based occupational therapists use purposeful activity to facilitate a child's active participation in self-maintenance; academic and vocational pursuits and play or leisure activities that occur in school environments. Using direct and indirect services, as well as assistive technology and environmental modifications, school occupational therapists collaborate with parents, teachers and other educational staff to help implement a child's individual education plan.
Occupational and Physical Therapy services are provided to eligible students from early childhood through the transition program.
Laura Krol, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy