Physical and Occupational therapies are provided on a consultative basis. Parents may contract with private therapists to provide direct services during school hours.
Pediatric physical therapy is concerned with the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of children, aged birth through adolescence, who are experiencing functional limitations or disability due to trauma, a disorder, or disease process.
Occupational therapists are trained to assist people of all ages to perform the functional tasks that normally occupy their lives.
The occupation of childhood is to develop the skills necessary to become functional and independent adults. These skills include:
- regulation of arousal level in order to attend,
- refinement of sensory discrimination and processing,
- continual refinement and development of motor skills,
- development of communication skills, appropriate social interactions, language and cognitive skills,
- development of age appropriate self care skills, and
- refinement of self concept.