Physical Therapy

Physical therapy services in the educational setting are provided by a qualified physical therapist to address student concerns in the motor and adaptive behavior domains, including gross motor, mobility, positioning and play/leisure skills. Physical therapists design interventions that improve a student’s physical ability to access and participate in their educational program.


Heartland AEA physical therapists provide both consultative and direct services depending on the individual needs of the student. These services include:

  • Identification, assessment and intervention
  • Adaptation of the educational environment to ensure accessibility
  • Prevention or minimization of the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development or loss of functional ability


If you are a parent who has concerns that your child is exhibiting signs of delayed physical development, visit our Getting Started with Special Education page.

For more information or questions, contact the Heartland AEA regional office that serves your school district.