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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Roles of Physical Therapists in Educational Environments, 2nd Edition

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Pediatric physical therapy practitioners who work in public schools with students with disabilities provide their services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA is a federal law that specifies criteria for determining if children are eligible to receive special education and related services, including physical therapy, and defines how those services are to be provided. Although IDEA is generally consistent with contemporary best practices in pediatric physical therapy, PTs must understand the law and its provisions to work effectively and appropriately in educational environments. A good understanding of IDEA also is important for physical therapists who work in clinics, rehabilitation centers, or other settings with children who currently receive special education and related services or who will be returning to school and may be eligible for services.


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