Physical therapy services are provided for students with gross motor delays or difficulties that prevent them from freely or effectively participating in their educational programs.
Their areas of need can include:
- postural control/endurance
- proximal instability which will have an impact on their distal control, fine motor control and locomotor skills.
- spatial awareness
- motor planning
- sensory integration strategies can also be provided
Physical therapy services are usually provided in a special location but when appropriate they can be provided in the gym class, on the playground or in the classroom.