Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy are based on the individual needs of our students so they are able to access and benefit from special education. All evaluations, assessments, consultations and treatment plans are performed by licensed therapists. Our therapists work with students in small groups or one-on-one as well as consulting with teaching staff to effectively incorporate strategies into the classroom.
The Gengras Center provides Physical Therapy services to students who require intervention to effectively participate in and receive their education. Services are provided in a variety of settings (classroom, hallways, therapy room, community), both directly and indirectly, through collaborative efforts between the Physical Therapist, parents, other therapists, classroom staff, and medical professionals. Services are delivered in accordance with the IEP and Connecticut State Guidelines with an emphasis on removing barriers from a students’ ability to learn, working to increase independence in the educational environment, developing functional abilities and working with school staff to adapt and modify the environment and equipment.
Physical therapy interventions that may be addressed to meet a student’s educational needs include, but are not limited to the following areas;
- Gait Training and Functional Mobility
- Gross Motor Play
- Strength, Endurance & Flexibility
- Postural Stability
- Body Awareness
- Balance Activities
- Adaptive Equipment
In Physical Therapy (PT) our goal is to help your child achieve their highest level of independence through development of strength, motor development and coordination, through exploration, exposure to new activities, and lots of fun! We use all the resources available to us, from the Gengras buildings and playground, to the University campus, and all the equipment and play items. We look forward to continuing to watch your children grow and change, learn and develop new skills. We are excited for the year ahead with each of them!
“Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”