Physical therapists in schools are different from your standard therapist; they help children have equal access to quality education. This may mean access to the physical space in school and learning opportunities that may be difficult to achieve due to their physical disability.

Federal law states that all children are entitled to free and public education. But if a child has a condition that causes a functional limitation, their access to this education may be compromised. Physical therapists who work in schools ensure that all children have the ability to fully participate in school activities.

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