Dr. Deirdre Ryan, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Lakeville's Physical Therapy
“When the student’s IEP identifies PT as a needed resource, physical therapists will be integrated as members of a multidisciplinary school team. Using their unique expertise in movement and function, PTs ensure a free and appropriate education for students with disabilities to prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. The school-based PT promotes motor development and the student’s participation in everyday routines and activities that are a part of his or her program. The PT designs and performs therapeutic interventions … focusing on functional mobility and safe, efficient access and participation in educational activities and routines in natural learning environments."
Source: PhysicalTherapyintheSchoolSystem.pdf (last updated: 10/14/16) at www.apta.org