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Occupational Therapy


The aim of Occupational Therapy is to promote independence in all aspects of life. For students to benefit and learn from any activity, they should enjoy it and find it meaningful. All occupational therapy assessments and interventions hold this principle at the core.

The assessment considers the underlying reasons for a student’s difficulties in performing an activity.  Examples of specific challenges are listed below:

  • Difficulties with how the body processes and integrates sensory information ( sound, vision, touch and movement for example)  

  • Difficulties keeping focused and emotionally regulated (feeling calm and alert)

  • Difficulties with coordination skills needed in everyday life

  • Difficulties with using hands for everyday tasks

  • Difficulties with handwriting and recording information

  • Difficulties with everyday living tasks such as personal care

The intervention will be given as advice/ programmes at class level or may be delivered directly by a therapist in a small group or 1:1. All interventions will be reviewed and monitored by the therapist and reports written to describe progress against set goals.

In the Classroom
Teacher and Student
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