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PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
 
 
Physical and Occupational Therapy are related services that are available to students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or Service Agreements who need physical therapy and/or occupational therapy to benefit from education. 

Services available through the PT/OT Program:

  • Evaluation of students using appropriate tests, skilled professional observation, and supplementary information from agencies and records to determine the need for school-based physical therapy/occupational therapy services
  • Parent and teacher training and support
  • Individual therapy in schools by licensed therapists
  • Consultation with school personnel, parents, and physicians about disabilities, development, adaptations and assistive devices
  • Assistance with the development of IEP or Section 504 Plans, goals and objectives
  • Completion of ACCESS (medical assistance) forms

To refer a student for a Physical Therapy and/or Occupational Therapy evaluation:

  • Complete a Physical and Occupational Therapy Referral Form
  • Attach a "permission to evaluate" form signed by the parent
  • If the parent has submitted a physician's prescription, enclose it with the referral

Mail / Fax to:

Dr. Kara Madara
PT/OT Program
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
4500 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 940-0223
(814) 949-0984 (fax)
kmadara@iu08.org
 

  Please note that if the outcome of a Physical/Occupational Therapy evaluation is a recommendation for services, a physician's prescription must be obtained before services can begin.


PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REFERRAL AND PARENT PERMISSION FORM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS

CONTACT

Dr. Kara A. Madara
Supervisor of Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
(814) 940-0223 x1348
kmadara@iu08.org
 
 
 
 
 
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