• OT
    Occupational and Physical Therapy
     


    The Occupational and Physical Therapy Department collaborates with the education staff to set measurable goals and objectives based on students various levels of functional skills. The entire team works on the same goal, but may use different techniques or methods to assist the student in mastering his/her IEP (Individualized Education Plan) goals.

     

    Occupational Therapy focuses on student’s performance in the areas of hand skills, self-care, social skills, and play/leisure skills. Occupational Therapists are instrumental in helping teachers understand the sensorimotor aspects of school activities such as writing, eating, and handling materials, in order to address problems in those areas.

    Physical Therapy interventions are designed to enable students to travel through the school environment; participate in classroom activities; maintain and change classrooms positions; as well as manage stairs, restrooms, and school cafeterias. Physical Therapists work with students to build strength and endurance for functional mobility (climbing stairs, opening doors, moving about the school, carrying materials, accessing the playground and participating in Community Based Instruction), in an effort to remove barriers that might hinder student’s overall academic success.

    For additional information on Occupational or Physcial Therapy Services, please contact:
     

     

    Dahria Driskell
    Coordinator of Special Education

    Additional Resources:

     

    ·   Backpack Facts

    ·   Backpack Strategies

     

    Normal Developmental Milestones Documents

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