Occupational therapy is a related service provided to special education students 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 and Occupational Therapy Assistants help preschool and school age children gain functional skills that promote independent participation in their daily school activities. Therapists can also participate as a member of the school’s intervention assistance team to provide recommendations for accommodations/modifications and assistive technology interventions in the regular education classrooms.
Goals are developed to promote independence with school based activities for:
Karen TrevisSupervisor, Occupational and Physical Therapy330.533.8755 ext 1016
- Preschool play based activities
- 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