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School Based Services
Stephen Buckley, MS, OTR/L
Program Supervisor

Dr. Monica Grant

Contact Us

350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD  21702

Ph: (301) 600-3225

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The school based services provides both Occupational Therapy (OT) and
Physical Therapy (PT) for eligible students attending Frederick County Public Schools. Both OT and PT are related services that are under the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Related services are provided to help a child with an educational disability benefit from his/her special education program in the least restrictive learning environment. OTs and PTs address performance skills where a child's disability impacts or compromises the ability to access, participate, and/or make progress in his/her natural learning environment and in the general education environment.

School based services should not be confused with medically based services. A medical diagnosis or motor delay confirmed by evaluation results does not automatically indicate a need for school based OT or PT services. There must also be an adverse impact on the student's performance or access to his/her education. School based OT and PT services are provided only when identified problem areas are directly related to educational performance that requires the unique expertise
of the OT or PT to meet the child's goals and objectives.

For more information on OT/PT early intervention and school based services in Maryland
go to: 
Occupational and Physical Therapy Early Intervention and School-Based Services in Maryland. A guide to practice.
Prepared in collaboration with the
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Additional information:
Maryland School-Based OT/PT Brochure

Maryland State Department of Education Learning Links

American Occupational Therapy Association

DHMH - Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice

Maryland Occupational Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association

DHMH - Maryland Board of Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association of Maryland