• Vision

    Occupational Therapy-

    Occupational therapy is concerned with a student’s ability to participate in desired daily life activities within the educational setting.  Occupational therapists support academic outcomes, including core academics, social skills, and self-help skills.  They are trained in facilitating student access to curricular activities through supports, designing and planning, and reducing barriers that limit student participation within the school environment.

    What assistance do we offer schools?

    • Work with IEP Teams to support  meaningful progress towards IEP goals
    • Support mastery of activities within the school day, identifying and eliminating fine motor barriers to independence and participation in daily activities as they pertain to educational access.
    • Conduct screenings and/or assessments and share results with IEP Teams
    • Provide written input to inform student/present levels of performance
    • Make recommendations to include adaptations to school activities
    • Work with students to improve fine motor skills
    • Identify and obtain needed/specialized equipment and materials
    • Collaborate with school staff and other professionals
    • Gather information about functional abilities and physical developments relevant to students' education 

     

    Vision
     
    Physical Therapy-

    Physical therapy focuses on assisting students to acquire the functional abilities necessary to adapt to all educational environments and access their educational materials. They help students with daily activities related to participation within the educational environment, facilitate the use of assistive devices (wheelchairs, adaptive seating etc.) and enhance appropriate physical manipulation.

    What assistance do we offer schools? 
    • Work with IEP Teams to support meaningful progress toward IEP goals
    • Support mastery of activities within the school day, e.g., moving through school grounds, sitting in class, standing in line or at the board, moving in class or through the building
    • Conduct screenings and/or assessments and share results with IEP Teams
    • Provide written input to inform student/present levels of performance
    • Make recommendations to include adaptations to school environments
    • Work with students to improve motor skills
    • Identify and obtain needed/specialized equipment
    • Collaborate with school staff and other professionals
    • Gather information about functional abilities and physical development relevant to students' education.
     
    Goals of Occupational and Physical Therapists- 
     
    Occupational and Physical therapists in schools will work with other educational professionals, members of the community and families to help students engage in their educational activities. This collaboration is a foundation for promoting the participation of students with disabilities in the general educational environment and help to identify long-term goals for appropriate post-school outcomes. This service delivery model increases the capacity of schools to meet the needs of all children.
     
     
     
     
     
    Contact:
     
    Occupational Therapy &
    Physical Therapy
    Instructional Coordinator