Physical supports are provided to all students PK3 through grade 5 with disabilities who have related services outlined in their IEP.

Occupational therapists (OT) work with students and teachers to improve students’ ability to perform day-to-day tasks, such as reaching and grasping, so they can better hold books and classroom materials. Occupational therapy services also help address self-help skills, adaptive behavior and play, and other sensory and motor skills. Physical therapists (PT) help students with challenges related to movement, such as climbing stairs or transitioning from class to class. After diagnosing these challenges, physical therapists provide support and assistive technology, such as walkers, to help students travel around the school. Adapted Physical Education Teachers (APE) work directly with the school’s PE teacher to develop an appropriate plan for students with disabilities so that they can participate in PE classes in a manner that is most physically appropriate. Orientation and Mobility Specialists (O&M) support students with visual impairments, preparing them to travel independently and safely.

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