Occupational therapists look at how a child’s difficulties may affect their performance in everyday life, such as eating, dressing and handwriting.
Our occupational therapist is registered with the Health Professions Council, and the British Association of Occupational Therapists and has post graduate training in Sensory Integration.
Pupils’ needs are identified by formal and informal assessment with consultation with the multidisciplinary team and parents. This information is used to formulate occupational therapy recommendations and intervention, which focus primarily on developing a student’s fine and gross motor ability, improving their daily living skills and identifying their sensory processing difficulties.
The Occupational Therapist works across the school community embracing a holistic approach where many aspects of occupational therapy are integrated into the school day and a variety of approaches are used including:
- Sensory integration
- Alert program
- Rebound therapy
- Handwriting without Tears
Occupational therapy intervention is delivered via a combination of individual, paired or small group sessions.
The Occupational Therapist also supports parents and the multidisciplinary team by teaching sessions on a variety of topics.
Images – students enjoying the sensory integration equipment