Occupational Therapists (OTs) teach skills in the development of fine motor, prewriting, visual motor perception, sensory processing, behavioral regulation, and self-help (feeding, oral motor and personal care). OTs provide functional educationally based evaluations, customize activities and provide adaptations for successful participation in the classroom. School-Based Occupational Therapy is designed to enhance the student’s ability to fully access and be successful in the learning environment.
This might include…
- Working on handwriting, fine motor, and visual perceptual skills so the child can complete written assignments
- Helping the child organize himself or herself in the environment (including work space in and around the desk)
- Helping the child stay on task
- Helping the child learn to regulate behavior
- Working with the teacher to modify the classroom and/or adapt learning materials to facilitate successful participation in the curriculum
- Assist with transition planning and task analysis for work and community service