The Occupational Therapy (OT) Department provides fine and gross motor, self-regulation, and other related services to students aged 3 through 21. The department serves students with occupational therapy needs as a related service, to support students receiving special education academic services.
The department supports academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time.
They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration. They utilize prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies for mental and physical health and well-being.
Resources to understand more about occupational therapy in the schools:
Homework Help From Occupational Therapy - AOTA
Ashley Opp Hofmann. Homework. The term often causes dread among students and parents alike, but as students go back to school, there’s no need for them to also return to previous struggles they may have had with homework.
What Parents Need to Know About School-Based Occupational Therapy - AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association - AOTA
By Ashley Opp Hofmann. When a school informs parents that it recommends occupational therapy for their child, parents tend to have a lot of questions.