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Occupational/Physical Therapy

Under IDEA, eligible students with disabilities may receive occupational therapy or physical therapy as a related service if the student needs it to benefit from special education.

Occupational Therapy: In school settings, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants support student learning and behavior by focusing on participation in academic, nonacademic, extracurricular, and vocational activities and routines, including the use of adaptive or assistive technology, as well as activities of daily living, such as life skills, needed for school success and transition.

Physical Therapy: School-based physical therapists assess the gross motor skills of students with atypical development including balance, coordination, posture, and mobility within the school environment. They identify possible architectural barriers; evaluate seating and positioning needs; provide equipment recommendations.

Occupational Therapists:
                  

 Email                  

Extension                       

Bethany Polnyj polnyjb@aotinc.com   7017/3999/4127
Mary Ammon mammon@franklinregional.k12.pa.us  7017/3999/4127
 
Physical Therapist:
                 

 Email                  

Extension                       

Kaitlin Muller mullerk@aotinc.com
 7017/3999/4127
Kelsey Kelleher kelleher@aotinc.com  7017/3999/4127