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
Decreased strength or range of motion
Visual Motor delays
Visual Perceptual delays
Sensory processing difficulties
Behavioral or attention difficulties
Executive Functioning difficulties
Vocational and Transition Support
Our therapy delivery and approaches include:
Screening and Assessment
Group intervention sessions
Play-based intervention services
Child-led and clinician-directed therapy approaches
Applied Behavior Analysis
Social Skills Programs
Vocational and Transitioning Programs
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