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Physical therapy in a school setting promotes participation.

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are integral members of school-based teams that ensure a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living in many cases.


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Infant and Child Development – PTJ

May 29, 2019 / Article

“Infant and Child Development: Innovations and Foundations for Rehabilitation.” By Jill Heathcock, PT, PhD, executive director of the Pediatric and Rehabilitation Laboratory (PEARL) at The Ohio State University; coeditor Jeffrey Lockman, PhD, professor of psychology at Tulane University’s Infant and Toddler Development Lab.

Untenable Intervention

May 1, 2018 / Column

What is a PT to do when the solution is a problem?

A Constructive Approach

Sep 1, 2015 / Column

Adapting furniture to meet schoolchildren's special needs.

Class Struggle

May 1, 2015 / Column

When the educational team needs educating.