• Physical Therapy

    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind has a team of physical therapists that focus on improving students’ gross motor skills andSCSDB Health - Physcial Therapy independence. Physical therapy programs are individualized to meet each student’s needs.


    Examples of physical therapy include learning to:
    • Sit up, crawl, stand, and walk
    • Climb stairs
    • Navigate a room, hallways and buildings
    • Use bodies for coordination skills such as sporting activities
    • Operate power wheelchairs
    • Use walkers, car seats, and shower chairs
    Specialized Staff


    Our physical therapists have SC licenses and degrees in physical therapy. The program’s director holds certification in pediatric neuro-developmental treatment. Several of the physical therapy assistants have prior experience in pediatric physical therapy in addition to their experience at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. 


    Parents and families of students do not receive bills for physical therapy treatments at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. The school receives reimbursements for medical services through the SC Department of Health and Human Services “Partners for Healthy Children” program for Medicaid-eligible students. Parents may have to pay for a student’s personal equipment, but the physical therapy staff works with families to identify private insurance or Medicaid funding when possible.

    Contact Us


    Margaret Gudka, Director
    Toll-free: 1-888-447-2732
    Phone: (864) 577-7782

    E-mail: mgudka@scsdb.org