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    Occupational therapy


     

    Occupational therapy is a related service

    provided to students with disabilities to meet

    their educational needs in the school

    environment.  Assessments and classroom

    observations are administered to determine a

    student’s social/emotional, sensory, motor and

    visual perception skill levels as it relates to their

    school performance. 

     

    Occupational Therapists help preschool and

    school age children gain functional skills that

    promote independent participation in their daily

    school activities.  These highly qualified and

    licensed professionals work closely with

    educational teams to identify and service

    students with motor deficits in a school based

    setting.  Direct, consultative and/or monitoring

    services also may be provided as determined

    by the IEP team. 

     

    Therapists may assist with providing

    recommendations for accommodations/

    modifications and assistive technology

    interventions in general education

    classrooms.

     

    Goals are developed to promote independence

    with school-based activities for:

    -Preschool play based activities

    -Writing/drawing/keyboarding

    -Attention

    -Organization of school supplies

    -Sensory and movement activities

    -Assistive technology

    -Active participation in music, art, recess

     and gym

    -Daily living skills for feeding, hygiene,

     dressing, fastening clothing/shoes,

     toileting and basic homemaking tasks  

    -Prevocational and vocational activities  

     

    Karen Trevis 
    Supervisor, Occupational and Physical Therapy
    330.533.8755 ext 1016