Occupational Therapy

What is it?

In the schools, Occupational Therapists work with parents and teachers to support students experiencing delays, disabilities, or health challenges through the provision of therapeutic intervention to promote skill development, compensatory strategies, adaptations to the child’s environment, and/or modifying the task/curriculum. Our Occupational Therapy department delivers both in-school and in-clinic interventions in collaboration with families, educational teams and organizations in providing high quality, evidence-based practice.

Occupational Therapy (OT) supports individuals of all ages develop the necessary skills to live, learn, work and play, promoting independence and quality of life. For a child, this may include the development of daily living skills such as accessing the school curriculum (e.g., handwriting skills, time management, and organization, interacting/playing with peers), engaging in self-care tasks, self-regulation, behavior management and becoming more independent in their day to day activities.

Who needs it?

Children displaying difficulties in any of the below-mentioned areas may benefit from Occupational Therapy.

  • Fine Motor/Gross Motor difficulties

  • Coordination difficulties

  • Decreased strength or range of motion

  • Self-care delays

  • Social difficulties

  • Visual Motor delays

  • Visual Perceptual delays

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Sensory processing difficulties

  • Behavioral or attention difficulties

  • Executive Functioning difficulties

  • Developmental Delays

  • Learning Difficulties

  • Vocational and Transition Support

Therapies & Processes

Our therapy delivery and approaches include:

  • Screening and Assessment

  • Individual therapy

  • Group intervention sessions

  • Parent/Teacher training

  • Teletherapy

  • Play-based intervention services

  • Child-led and clinician-directed therapy approaches

  • Sensory Integration

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Social Skills Programs

  • Self-Regulation Programs

  • Vocational and Transitioning Programs

Our Events for the SEN Community

The LightHouse Arabia is pleased to host events for the SEN teaching community bi- monthly. Our events shine light on relevant topics for educators and help facilitate learning and discussion. All events currently take place on Zoom.

If you are interested in joining our SEN community and future events, please send an email to Anna White at awhite@lighthousearabia.com.

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