Occupational/Physical Therapy Services

  • The AIU offers occupational and physical therapy services to school districts. The primary goal of the related service is to ensure that students are able to access their educational curriculum and environment. Therapists promote access by helping students attain optimal occupational and/or physical performance in their student roles. This is done through therapeutic intervention as well as collaboration with the IEP team. The AIU’s licensed occupational and physical therapists work within the school setting, and services are related in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The AIU also offers occupational and physical therapy screenings and consultation for regular education students in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Small and large group in-service presentations are available to districts in the topic areas of transfers and mobility, fine motor techniques and sensory integration.
    Toddler boy works on fine motor skills as he screws a nut onto a bolt

    When referring a child for services, the following forms should be completed and submitted: 

    Email or fax forms to Holly McElhinny at holly.mcelhinny@aiu3.net or 412-394-4978.

    Brain STEPS Consulting Team – 
    Brain Injury School Re-Entry Program

    What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Traumatic Brain Injury as defined by IDEA is “an acquired brain injury caused by an external physical force, resulting in a functional disability that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Click here for more information. 

    If you have any questions concerning services and/or cost, please feel free to contact Holly McElhinny via email at holly.mcelhinny@aiu3.net or call 412-394-5503.

    Adapted Recreational Educational Consultant

    The AIU offers the services of an adapted recreational educational consultant, who can help coordinate an adapted physical educational program. The consultant is responsible for developing and promoting a safe, fun and exciting recreational educational program for staff and students.