EDU Healthcare offers physical therapy services to school districts through our network of licensed and experienced Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants. Our Physical Therapists are skilled at facilitating students’ efforts to improve their motor development related to movement and function with the goal of participating in classroom activities with as little assistance as necessary. In order to support that objective, our Physical Therapists identify mobility issues that students face, adapt the classroom environment to accommodate student needs, select and implement various assistive technology devices (such as adaptive computer equipment and/or wheeled mobility), and instruct teachers in how best to aid students in their classrooms. Students are thus able to function as independently as possible while in school environments. Our Physical Therapists specifically identify and treat such developmental, neuromuscular, congenital, skeletal, disability-related, and acquired conditions as:
- Developmental Delays
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Strength and Range of Motion Difficulties
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Gait Deviations
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Neuromuscular Diseases
- Spina Bifida
Each student’s IEP guides the delivery of physical therapy services by addressing academic and personal modifications, specific instructional needs, measurements to best determine successful outcomes, and present levels of academic and personal performance. Therefore, Physical Therapists are often an essential part of a student’s IEP team, and their involvement in IEP meetings is paramount. EDU Healthcare ensures that the highly qualified physical therapy services that we offer our client partners includes active participation in the IEP meeting, as well as assistance or direction in the creation of effective IEPs for students with therapeutic needs. Our Physical Therapists then ensure that students, families/guardians of students, and other faculty and staff members who are unfamiliar with the importance or function of the IEP develop a thorough understanding of its process, goals, and outcomes.
EDU Healthcare Physical Therapists synthesize and report information in a manner that can be easily understood by others and used to inform student instruction and improve outcomes. Common purposes of assessment include special need identification, eligibility determination, progress monitoring, and IEP evaluation. EDU Healthcare Physical Therapists provide a weekly and/or monthly schedule of services (depending on administration preference) to their EDU Healthcare supervisor, on-site supervisor, and any other district administrator requesting such documentation. Each therapist is experienced in developing personalized IEPs and documenting work toward specific identified goals. Documentation of progress toward these goals is an expected requirement in achieving optimal success in executing any therapy plan, and ongoing progress and outcome documentation shall be accessible to any district administrator upon request. All EDU Healthcare Physical Therapists maintain records in a neat and orderly fashion. They record daily attendance logs and document conversations with the students and other relevant individuals.