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Occupational Therapy  (OT)

School-based occupational therapy is designed to enhance the student’s ability to fully access and be successful in the learning environment. 


OT programmes support students to ‘do’ and engage with activities of daily living, as well as to participate in the full breadth of school activities.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) develop programmes, liaise with other professionals, and source equipment to facilitate, for example:

  • access to curriculum related activities, including digital technology

  • development of hand function and fine motor skills

  • processing sensory information

  • thinking, concentrating and problem solving skills

  • activities of daily living such as self-care (showering; cooking; teeth cleaning, shoe lace tying etc)

  • eating / feeding programmes

  • functional seating which includes wheelchairs and car seats

  • access to school, home and community

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