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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a related service that may be required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. School-based physical therapy is provided to support a student’s academic achievement and to help a student access the educational setting. The role of the physical therapist in public schools is clear: promote the educational achievements of each physically challenged child. 


Physical Therapists provide many services, but some of them include: 

  • Positioning/handling/activities training and programming with teachers/staff
  • Equipment assessment and training
  • Helping students with school mobility (walking, wheelchair mobility)
  • Transitioning (toileting, transferring between activities)
  • Bus wheelchair safety training
  • Direct and consultative services
Jen Spadafora
Physical Therapist

Jen Spadafora, MPT, is a contracted Physical Therapist serving the students of Monroe County Schools through Grace Rehabilitation Center, Inc. She can be reached at [email protected]