The Physical Therapist develops, implements and coordinates a physical therapy program through evaluation and intervention services, including direct services to the child and consultative services on behalf of the child, such as support of the teacher and/or other staff members in accordance with the students IEP or health plan.
- Evaluate students through professional observation, therapeutic handling, record review, and parent, student, and teacher interviews.
- Interpret assessment findings and appropriately communicate information with parents, staff and Special Services Department.
- Collaborate with the school team to support the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
- Provide meaningful therapy to students requiring physical therapy as determined by a doctor’s prescription and IEP recommendations.
- Collaborates with student, school team members, parents, community agencies, administrators, and physicians regarding effective coordination of services.
- Develops and implements individualized PT intervention strategies.
- Collaborates with student, school team members, parents, community agencies, administrators, and physicians regarding transition from school to community, preparing students to function independently when therapy goals have been met.
- Documents therapy services provided in accordance with department policy and procedure.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited physical therapy program.
- Current State of Michigan Licensure.
- Demonstrated experience supporting school-aged students in a clinical or school setting.