"School-based therapy is integrated into the school's educational objectives. Occupational therapist and physical therapist can provide support to the total educational system. They can assist with problem solving to eliminate barriers that hinder access to educational environments and assist with modifications and accomodations to support students in their regular education program. The school system also provides the therapy specified on the Section 504 plan or, as deemed necessary by the team, for achievement of a student's identified educational goals and objectives/benchmarks. When occupational therapy and physical therapy are provided as educational services, decisions regarding what type of therapy is provided, how it is provided and who is to provide it are directly tied to the student's overall educational program..." This information is for the Educational Relevance section of the Recommended practices for occupational and physical therapy services in Illinois schools, Illinois State Board of Education 2003.
ISBE Recommended Practices for Occupational and Physical Therapy Services in Illinois Schools