PHYSICAL THERAPY CONSULTATION

 

Purpose/Function:

Consultation is provided to the staff working with a student presenting physical challenges for which there is need of additional input regarding diagnosis, intervention or management.

 

The MISD Physical Therapist assists the local school district by providing:

 

Frequency:

As determined by the therapist and the referring district.

 

Referral Procedures:

A Form 2 Referral is sent to the MISD Support and Related Services.  The service requested on the referral is “Consultation, Physical Therapy”.

 

The following documents should be enclosed with the referral:

0 -- Current Eligibility Report(s)

0 -- Current IEP

0 -- Current REED Report(s)

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0 -- Physical Therapy Referral Form

 

Referral Response:

The therapist contacts the staff person listed as the contact person on the referral to develop a specific service plan.  After staff consultation and observation, possible alternatives are discussed and recommendations are developed.  A follow up review is scheduled.

 

Outcomes:

A written report of observation and recommendations is written.

 

Exceptions:

If the need is staff related, perhaps a request for general information on specific classroom accommodations can be made and will not involve the student or parent directly.

 

Form Links:

Form 2 (signed by Parent and Special Education Director)

Physical Therapy Referral Form (Sent with Form 2)

 

Updated: April, 2010