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When Karen Tartick, PT, learned in March that she was going to have to try to meet the needs of the 35 special education students on her caseload from her home rather than in their schools, the word "remote" took on a dual meaning.

"To be able to do the things that we do as school-based physical therapists without being in the physical presence of the child didn't strike me at the time as being remotely plausible," she says.

Her concerns hardly were alleviated in the first weeks after public schools in Durham, North Carolina, were closed to protect students, their families, educators, and support staff from contracting the novel coronavirus.

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