The Avon Grove School District contracts with Austill’s Rehabilitation Services, Inc. to provide Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy evaluation, treatment and consultation services. Austill’s Rehabilitation Services has been providing school-based therapy services to southeastern Pennsylvania since 1984.
Austill’s Pediatric Management Team is composed of numerous Pediatric Coordinators, all therapists averaging over 20 years of expertise each. Austill’s High Quality staff includes over 300 Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Clinicians.
Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) have been included, as related services, in school districts since 1975. The role of the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist is to facilitate educational access; thus our school-based therapists concentrated on issues that impact our students’ ability to be successful in the school environment.
School-based Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy can include evaluation, treatment and consultation with members of the student’s educational team, if issues are affecting the performance of a student in the educational setting.
OT areas of involvement can include fine motor skills, hand performance, visual motor and visual perceptual skills, sensory processing skills, functional daily living activities, attention and organizational skills as they relate to a student’s school performance.
PT involvement areas can include mobility skills, ambulation, balance, coordination, gross motor skills and neuromotor status including joint flexibility, muscle tone, strength and endurance that impact a student’s performance in the school environment.
Both OT and PT consult with the educational team, facilitating integrated service delivery systems.