Plans and implements an IEP/IFSP based physical therapy program and activities providing direct service to students and indirect service to other service providers including parents/and other caretakers.
- Screens and evaluates children to determine needs for treatment.
- Establishes a program of physical therapy services in the child's individualized education program identifying both annual goals and short term objectives.
- Supervises service provided by physical therapy students, physical therapy assistants or aides.
- Meets with parents to discuss extension of activities provided in the school to the home.
- Observes response of child noting changes, and reports and records changes relevant to physical therapy intervention.
- Observes accepted professional standards and ethics and safety procedures in providing physical therapy services.
- Submits Medicaid reimbursement documentation.
- Maintains caseload documentation including clinical notes and student attendance.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by successful completion of a course in physical therapy accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association, in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Current Maryland license as a physical therapist as defined by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Practice.
- Working knowledge of the basic principles of physical therapy and of human behavior norms and deficits.
- Working knowledge of the application of physical therapy principles and practices as these apply to children with disabilities.