Occupational and Physical Therapy

School-based occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) are related services as defined under ยง 300.34 of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and are provided to students who meet criteria for special education services under Special Education Rule 13 160-4-7-.05, Eligibility Determination and Categories of Eligibility. The OT and PT provide support for the teams to assist the student in achieving the IEP goals and objectives without writing their own goals in isolation. Therapy should occur, in the educational environment or setting as opposed to a pull-out service. These environments include, but are not limited to the classroom, cafeteria, gymnasium, playground, restrooms, hallways and bus, as well as, community locations where educational instruction takes place.

 

Characteristics of Educationally Relevant Therapy and Medical/Clinical Therapy

Considerations for Educationally Relevant Therapy Tool

Things to Think about When Using the "Considerations" Tool

 

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