Occupational Therapy strives to support children from ages birth to 21 with cognitive, physical, sensory and motor deficits by improving their performance with self-care, play and functional motor skills in order to be a successful student within their educational and home environment.
Services by Occupational Therapy:
- Fine motor skills: small, finely coordinated hand movements;
- Visual perceptual skills: the ability to understand and interpret what is seen;
- Visual motor skills: the ability to coordinate visual skills and motor skills;
- Self-care skills: feeding, dressing, hygiene, and toileting skills for increasing independence in necessary life skills
- Sensory processing: the ability to process incoming sensory information (Visual, Auditory, Taste, Touch, Movement, Vestibular) in order to participate appropriately within the school environment
- Strength and endurance
- Body awareness
- Classroom positioning and adaptations
- Equipment modifications and recommendations
- Sensory motor skills necessary for participation in an educational program
Special Education Director or Coordinator in the local school districts.