ERIC Number: ED335827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Physical Therapy Practice in Educational Environments in the State of Delaware.
Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
These guidelines are intended to provide a student-focused model for integration of physical therapy services in educational environments in Delaware. Individual sections address the following: definitions; services (referral, assessment, direct, and indirect); the educational significance of physical therapy services; prioritizing physical therapy services (common pediatric diagnoses or conditions served by physical therapy, common physical therapy procedures and techniques, and establishing therapeutic priorities); acquiring physical therapy services (needs assessment of school district, employment of physical therapists, and recruitment/retention of therapists); administration of physical therapy services (design and development, supervision, therapy program evaluation); requirements and qualifications (educational requirements, state licensing requirements, and State of Delaware certification); standards of physical therapy practice (based on those of the American Physical Therapy Association); and delineation between physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Appendices include a job description of the school physical therapist and a listing of Delaware certification requirements. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
Note: Developed by the School System Task Force. For a related document, see EC 300 573.