The Physical Therapist is responsible for the evaluation, program development, and delivery of physical therapy to eligible students. Responsibilities also include the evaluation of student progress, program evaluation, consultation and training for staff and parents, and liaison services with medical and other outside service agencies.
- Licensure as a Physical Therapist.
- Successful completion of an accredited physical therapy program.
- Currently hold or eligible to hold a Wisconsin DPI certification.
- Excellent communication skills in order to work effectively with community, parents, students and staff.
- Assess student needs to determine functional level, gross and fine motor abilities and sensory/motor abilities to establish performance baselines.
- Participate in multidisciplinary team decision making and in writing individual education program goals and relating to therapy required in the educational setting.
- Develop therapeutic programs to assist the student in the educational setting to include gross motor skill development and mobility.
- Manage and provide related physical therapy in the educational setting using therapeutic and instructional methods that are appropriate to meet the stated objectives.
- Provide consultation, in-service and training to teachers, aides, administrators, students and parents about assistive devices, adaptive equipment and classroom adaptations as necessary to promote gross motor movements.
- Act as a liaison between medical and educational personnel regarding the child’s physical condition and its effectiveness on learning and level of functioning.
- Document student progress and systematically evaluate the program.