• 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