What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) can help students succeed in academic performance and social participation. OT practitioners use their unique expertise to help children with and without disabilities be prepared for and perform important learning and school-related activities to fulfill their role as students. In the school setting they support academic and non-academic outcomes including social skills, math, reading, writing, recess, participation in sports, self-help skills, prevocational or vocational activities and more. They provide modifications to activities and school environments such as playgrounds, and classrooms so all children can fully participate in activities necessary for achievement. OTís collaborate with all school personnel and families to create a school climate conducive to learning and to promote appropriate school behavior. The goal is for students to build upon their strengths while developing academic and social skills necessary for future independent living.

  • AD/HD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder Ė sometimes called Dyspraxia)
  • LD (Learning Disabilities)
  • Aspergerís and Non Verbal Learning Disorders
  • Sensory and/or Motor Delays
  • Other physical disabilities