OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
Occupational Therapy addresses a student’s ability to participate in school, work, leisure, self-care activities, and to access their environment in a safe and functional manner. In the educational setting, therapy is provided to students with disabilities when this service is necessary for the student to benefit from their educational program and the school’s curriculum.
Occupational therapists bring expertise in five therapeutic domains to the educational setting:
The Primary Goal is to: Provide educationally relevant services that assist each student in compensating for sensory awareness/processing, neuromuscular, motor and perceptual deficits, functional positioning, mobility, accessibility, endurance, strength, activities of daily living, and orientation deficits which prevent access to an appropriate education program and the curriculum.
For more information about Occupational Therapy:
See the Bucks County Intermediate Unit Occupational Therapy Brochure
Visit the American Occupational Therapy Association: www.aota.org
Visit the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association: www.pota.org
Also, see the link for Frequently Asked Questions at http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/phy_ther.html
Contact your child's school to discuss his/her need for school-based occupational therapy.
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