Our mission is to provide quality educational programs to allow therapists and educators to expand their knowledge. Application of this knowledge in the educational setting in Montana will allow children to fully participate in their educational programs.
Membership in th Mt. School OT/PT Organization is just $10.00 per year. Membership is open to all therapists, teachers and paraprofessionals.
Welcome to your Montana School Occupational and Physical Therapy Website.
Physical and occupational therapy services in the public school setting assist students with disabilities to benefit from their special education program. Federal regulations describe occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) as “related services” which may be required to assist a “child with disabilities” to benefit from “special education.” In order to integrate physical therapy and occupational therapy services effectively within the school setting, the therapist must understand the basic principles of special education and the particular practices of therapy in a school program.
MONTANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS GUIDELINES FOR
THE PROVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
AND PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES (February 2008)
Through a quality educational program which provides for individual differences
"Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health."