• Physical Therapy 
    Physical therapists target goals related to large motor activities which often provide the foundation for school based tasks such as sitting, writing, moving within a classroom, or navigating the playground.  Physical therapists may target walking, core muscles, jumping, kicking, throwing, catching, running, using stairs, skipping, galloping, and rolling.   Children qualify for physical therapy services through the evaluation process and may qualify for a variety of service models.  At Columbia Public Schools, we are able to provide services in a variety of ways depending on the qualifications and needs of individual students.  Some therapists travel to homes, daycares, and preschools within the community, some provide itinerant services at a district location, and others are center based and provide services within specially designed early childhood education classrooms. 
     Activities for Home: 
    These activities are designed to extend or encourage gross motor skills at home.  Try picking an activity every month to do with your child.  Keep in mind that some activities are themed for certain seasons.