Physical Therapy

  • Physical therapy is a related service recommended by an IEP team to support the student's access to and participation in his/her special education program. Physical therapy provides support in the following areas:  


    What We Support

    • Improvement in the quality of movement and posture
    • Gross motor development
    • Balance and coordination
    • Strength and stability
    • Functional posture
    • Training and instruction in adapted equipment for mobility and posture

    The related service of physical therapy utilizes various modes of support to ensure success of the student.


    How We Support

    • Consultation with team members
    • Direct service to the student in support of the classroom
    • Training for team members
    • Accommodations such as adapted equipment
    • Modifications to the classroom environment
    • Providing home and classroom activity suggestions

    DCIU encourages the use of best practices and evidence based treatment with all students.