Physical and Occupational Therapy Department
Physical Therapy (PT): What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy at Ball-Chatham School District works with students at all grade levels who have a disability that limits their ability to move, interferes with their educational performance, and interferes with their ability to benefit from their education program.
How is Physical Therapy provided in the school setting?
Occupational Therapy (OT): What is Occupational Therapy?
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy helps people function in their environments and addresses the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of their well-being through engagement in occupation.
How is occupational therapy provided in the school setting?
As described by the American Occupational Therapy Association, school-based occupational therapy practitioners support academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time. They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration. They utilize prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies for mental and physical health and well-being.
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OT Activities & Resources-- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pQzerWkF0WtqBeh91hOWAi-9GbitKup4mNkaERnS5Ks/edit?usp=sharing