Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy practitioners have specific knowledge and expertise to increase participation in school routines throughout the day. Interventions include:

  • Conducting activity and environmental analysis and making recommendations to improve the fit for greater access, progress, and participation.

  • Reducing barriers that limit student participation within the school environment.

  • Providing assistive technology to support student success.

  • Supporting the needs of students with significant challenges, such as by helping to determine methods for alternate educational assessment and learning.

  • Helping to identify long-term goals for appropriate post-school outcomes.

  • Helping to plan relevant instructional activities for ongoing implementation in the classroom.

  • Preparing students for successfully transitioning into appropriate post–high school employment, independent living, and/or further education

 

DotCom Therapy OTs evaluate students and participate in the IEP Team and collaborate with school personnel, parents, and students.

They plan and implement therapeutic activities to provide for the motor needs and functional life skills of special education students, including:

  • fine motor

  • attention learning readiness

  • social/emotion learning readiness

  • self-care

  • pre-reading/pre-writing readiness

  • spatial orientation relationship