Physical therapy services provided by the school system do not replace therapy students receive in a medical or rehabilitation setting. Physical therapy services are provided by the school system in order for the student to benefit from special education. The need for school therapy services is determined by the complete evaluation conducted by pupil appraisal and the IEP team.
Reference Handbook for Occupational and Physical Therapy in Louisiana Schools
Disability, Mobility Impairments with Students with Disabilities
Close-up Meeting the Needs of Students with Physical Disabilities
Physically Handicapped Students