Occupational Therapy in a school based setting
We focus on making the student most successful in their school environment within the areas of fine motor, sensory integration, alert levels, self-help skills, and visual mobility/perception. OT is a related service and serves under a special education category. OT is legally responsible to provide the services listed on the Individual Education Plan. As part of the educational team, occupational therapy works with the teachers and parents as well as the students to enhance their skills and promote carryover outside of therapy. Typical kids seen by OT include but are not exclusive to: cognitive delays, learning disabilities, multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, ADD/ADHD, and other health impairments.
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