A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM YOUR PPS TEAM!
To Our Students and Their Families-You've Made A Difference!
As Thanksgiving Day approaches,
Our blessings we recall,
The things we are most thankful for,
We recollect them all.
You are really special,
In all you say and do.
You’ve made a difference in our lives;
We’re thankful now for you.
The PPS Team
PPS PARENT COFFEE
Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 8:30-9:30am
Glenville School LEARNING COMMONS
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
SPECIAL EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE (SES) OF PTAC
From the Desk of Laurie Swan, PT
The American Physical Therapy Association held their annual conference November 4th. This year’s theme was Physical Therapy in the Schools. Physical Therapy is a related service under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for students aged 3-21, who have a disability that interferes with their educational performance and ability to benefit from their educational program. Physical Therapy in the schools focuses on functional mobility, safe access and participation in educational activities.
School-based Physical Therapy differs from Medically-based Physical Therapy. School-based therapy is not intended to meet all of the therapeutic needs of a student; rather it is intended to ensure that a student can have access to his or her education. Students receive PT in school in order to work on motor skills that are necessary to function in school (basically sit, stand, transition, walk up and down stairs, manage doors). Everything a school-based therapist does in the school setting must be relevant to the student’s educational needs.
School-based Physical Therapy service is a valuable part of Special Education. Therapy works best in schools when it is incorporated as part of a team approach to provide the most effective educational outcomes.