ERIC Number: ED288269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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School Physical Therapy: How Does It Relate to Education?
McEwen, Irene R.
The role and contribution to education of physical therapists are discussed. The history of physical therapy within the public schools extends beyond the implementation of special education legislation, but the law did promote a change from the medical to a more educational focus for therapy. Guidelines are summarized on the types of physical therapy available in the schools, including screening, evaluation, treatment, and consultation. Implications of the educational model for evaluation (specifically the therapist's contributions to the individualized education program) and intervention are noted. The role of therapists in consulting with teachers, other staff, and parents is emphasized. The therapist's ability to advise others on adaptive equipment is also stressed. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (65th, Chicago, IL, April 20-24, 1987).