Occupational and Physical Therapy
Through collaboration, the Dallas ISD Special Education Department provides targeted and focused supports to prepare students with disabilities for success
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), occupational therapy and physical therapy are considered related services. Related services are those that are deemed neccessary for a child to make progress on goals/objectives. Intervention in the education setting is not provided to remedy dysfunction under IDEA, but instead to help the student achieve his/her learning and participation goals. Discontinuation of related services may occur when skills needed have been incorporated into school routines, when needed supports are in place without the addition of services or when the student no longer needs related service support to progress on goals/objectives.