Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OTs) teach skills in the development of fine motor, prewriting, visual motor perception, sensory processing, behavioral regulation, and self-help (feeding, oral motor and personal care). OTs provide functional educationally based evaluations, customize activities and provide adaptations for successful participation in the classroom.

School-Based Occupational Therapy is designed to enhance the student’s ability to fully access and be successful in the learning environment.

This might include…

  • Working on handwriting, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills so the child can complete written assignments
  • Helping the child organize himself or herself in the environment (including work space in and around the desk)
  • Helping the child stay on task
  • Helping the child learn to regulate behavior
  • Working with the teacher to modify the classroom and/or adapt learning materials to facilitate successful participation in the curriculum
  • Assist with transition planning and task analysis for work
    and community service


Cassy Stidham

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