Physiotherapy aims to promote success for Yukon students and works to ensure that each student can participate in and access learning in the school setting.
Department of Education’s Physiotherapist is a member of interdisciplinary educational teams, and provides a range of services (i.e., consultation, assessment, programming, training, community liaison, etc.) to support students within the educational setting.
Physiotherapists work with students, schools and families to develop, maintain or regain motor skills and functional movement. Physiotherapists provide consultation and when required assessment in:
Gross motor skill development
Mobility aides and adaptive equipment
Seating and positioning
Life skills and leisure programming
FASD diagnostic team
Physiotherapists in the school setting also:
Support school staff in identifying students with gross motor/physical difficulties. For example: Kindergarten gross motor skills screening for early intervention.
Are members of the School Based Team and assist in identifying goals, strategies and resources to assist students.
Develop and maintain individualized programs.
Provide Professional Development for school personnel.
Collaborate with community and outside agencies.
Assist with successful student transition into and out of school.