October 11, 2018 by HCDE-Texas
An appreciation shout-out to school-based physical therapists this month as October is Physical Therapy Month!
Our 53 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Harris County Department of Education’s School-Based Therapy Services support students in the school environment at their neighborhood campuses in greater Harris County. They use their knowledge of movement and function to help students with disabilities with mobility and positioning in the school and community setting. With therapists’ help, students can participate alongside their non-disabled peers. Moreover, therapists with School-Based Therapy Services share these strategies with the classroom teachers they work alongside.
HCDE’s School-Based Therapy Services serves over 7,000 children in multiple area school districts. We urge you to thank or hug a physical therapist today! (Flowers and chocolates could work as well.)