About Occupational & Physical Therapy

  • Our Mission
    The Occupational and Physical Therapy Department of Knox County Schools, as a related service, provides students identified with special needs, professional individualized educationally-based evaluations and interventions. Through education, collaboration and communication with all team members, we strive to:

    • Foster the student’s functional independence
    • Respectfully acknowledge and validate each student’s unique strengths, needs and desires; and
    • Practice professional excellence in a dynamic environment.

    As part of the educational team, our goal is to contribute to the student’s positive transition into adult life.

    Our Beliefs
    The Occupational and Physcial Therapy Department, as a related service, believes our role is to:
    • Foster the student’s potential for functional independence and learning so they may successfully transition into adulthood
    • Provide students identified with special needs with educationally based therapeutic interventions
    • Respectfully acknowledge and validate that each student has unique strengths, needs and desires
    • Educate, collaborate and communicate with all stakeholders (parents, students, teachers, administrators, support staff, community, etc.) regarding the student’s unique needs from an Occupational and Physical Therapy perspective
    • Maintain professional excellence in an ever-changing dynamic environment

Occupational and Physical Therapy Contact

  • Barbara Wrushen

    Barbara Wrushen

    Special Education Supervisor
    Andrew Johnson Building
    8th Floor 
    (865) 594-1520 Office
    Regina Jenkins  

    Regina Jenkins

    Occupational and Physical Therapy Facilitator
    2036 Bethel Ave
    (865) 594-4449 Office
    Administrative Assistant
    2036 Bethel Ave
    (865) 594-4449 Office