In Occupational Therapy, our children learn many skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. Our Occupational Therapist helps our students with skills for the job of living.  An occupation is anything that occupies one’s time, and occupational therapists are health care professionals that use intrinsically motivating activities to help people become healthier, more independent individuals.  These activities are typically broken down into activities of daily living, work/school, and play/leisure.  Within the school setting, an OT is part of the interdisciplinary team and addresses primarily motor, sensory, perceptual, cognitive, psychosocial, and environmental aspects of a child’s well-being.  “Occupational therapists have the great joy of being creative while continuously assessing how to best propel kids into their most independent and successful selves.”

These are some of the areas our OT might focus on to improve the daily lives of our students.

  • Fine/Gross Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Body Space Awareness
  • Strength