Occupational Therapy - OT
The goal of OT service is to enable students with disabilities to achieve functional independence in the school environment. School OT service to students and school teams may involve:
- Developing activities to improve fine motor control, or to promote sensory motor development (body awareness, postural control, eye hand coordination).
- Recommending strategies and adaptive aids in order to improve performance in school activities.
To be eligible for school OT service, students must:
- BE IDENTIFIED as having a disability that interferes with education under the criteria of IDEA (The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended;
- Have sensory motor problems that interferes with their ability to manage classroom materials;
- Require OT intervention to become more independent or better able to participate in school activities.