Welcome to Physical Therapy
Therapist: Lawrence Berry P.T.
What Is Physical Therapy? The role of the school therapist is designed to assist children with physical disabilities gain access to the educational environment and resources that are present in his placement.
How Are Services Provided? Direct or indirect intervention with child, staff, or parents is offered during the school day across environments encountered in naturally presenting routines as the child proceeds throughout his day including his academic and social experiences. The specific goals and objectives will be stated in the child's individualized educational program (IEP) as determined jointly by parents, staff, and child study team.
What Does the Therapist Do? With long term independence in functional mobility guiding goals and objectives, and depending on the child's functional abilities and rate of progression the following areas are addressed.
Instruct, practice, and incorporate mobility and gross motor skills into daily routine.
Help the child achieve confidence in his ability to explore and accept new or changing physical challenges within the school environment. Provide staff and parent support to assist or challenge child's motor abilities in meaningful, productive, and recreational ways.
Heighten awareness regarding safety, and provide coping or compensatory strategies when physical or cognitive skills would otherwise restrict full access.
Adjust environment by providing skills, equipment, or tools to allow for a least restrictive setting while maintaining structure and opportunity that fosters continued growth, development, and learning.
Will the Parent Be Involved? Once the IEP or 504 plans are signed parents are invited to participate in the intervention process at a level that suits their personal style. We are always available by phone with a voice mail system. In addition written contact is offered regularly throughout the year to provide therapeutic play opportunities--fun, family-friendly activities designed to provide practice and carry-over skills that can be incorporated into daily living skills.
PARENT RESOURCE CENTER:
PARENTS: Please share your comments "good" or "not so good" with me at BerryL@voorhees.k12.nj.us and I will be sure to share them with all our families at this web site. Thank you for your kind concern and continued support.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs:
Programs Promoted by Horseback Riding for the Handicapped of New Jersey(3):
Beyond Balance Contact Person: Susy Berg (609) 969-8899
P.O. Box 534
Hainsport, New Jersey 08036
Kids Korral Contact Person: Jennifer Hill (609) 714-1009
429 Stokes Road
Shamong, New Jersey 08088
Shadow Equestrian Inc. Contact Person: Kay Drissel (856) 694-4034
1907 Monroeville Road
Monroeville, New Jersey 08343
Other Nearby Riding Programs:
Saddle Up Therapeutic Riding Academy Contact Person: Leslie Weyers (609) 324-7364
27722 MT Pleasant Road
Springfield, New Jersey 08022
R & R Special Riders Contact Person: Mary (856) 768-9029 No Fee Donation accepted Looking for Volunteers to help with children
116 Bramau Avenue
Berlin, New Jersey 08009
Rehab Connection Aqua Buddies Program Contact Person: Debra Lischak (856) 547-4422
50 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, New Jersey 08007
YMCA of Burlington County Super Seals Program Contact Person: Dawn Willers, Director (856) 234-6200 ext 239
59 Centerton Road
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Katz Jewish Community Center Contact Person: Eileen Elias (856)424-4444 ext114
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
Ballys Total Fitness Contact Person: None (856) 346-4700 No Program but children can swim with parents.
Cost-3.00 per swim
1160 Whitehorse Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Shapes to Come Spa and Fitness Center (856) 768-1677 Individualized swimming lessons offered.
350 State Hwy 73
Berlin, New Jersey 08004
Wahoo Swim Club (856) 234-5898 Individualized swimming lessons offered.
4101 Church Road
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey 08054
Creatabilities Today's Dance Center Inc. Contact Person: Kim O'Conner-Sparks (609) 953-0253
Karate Programs: Work in Progress
Soccer programs: Work in Progress
Drama and Fine Arts: Work in Progress
Lawrence Berry P.T.