Physical therapists in educational systems are considered to
be related service personnel. The physical therapist is
responsible for assessment, planning, goal development, and
providing appropriate intervention services designed to enhance
the student's potential for learning, to assist the student in
acquiring functional performance skills needed to participate in
and benefit from the education environment, and to improve the
student's level of independent function.
A physical therapist must have completed an accredited
education program and all field work education
requirements. Licensure: The physical therapist must be
licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Registration and
Education and must hold the appropriate credentials required by
the State agency and SEDOM. It is preferred that a
pediatric affiliation or work experience in pediatrics be part of
the professional resume.