Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy are based on the individual needs of our students so they are able to access and benefit from special education. All evaluations, assessments, consultations and treatment plans are performed by licensed therapists. Our therapists work with students in small groups or one-on-one as well as consulting with teaching staff to effectively incorporate strategies into the classroom.
The Occupational Therapy department’s direct purpose is to incorporate the use of purposeful activities to facilitate a child’s active participation in self-maintenance; academic and vocational pursuits; and play or leisure activities that occur within the school environment. Using indirect service, as well as assistive technology and modifications to the environment, our occupational therapists collaborate with parents, teachers and other educational staff to help implement a child’s special education program.
To allow for successful participation and mastery of IEP goals in the school environment, OT areas of intervention include:
- Sensory Integration
- Fine Motor Skills
- Gross Motor Upper Body Skills
- Motor Planning
- Bilateral Motor Coordination
- Oral Motor facilitation
- Visual Motor Integration