Occupational Therapy Department

The vision of the Occupational Therapy (O.T.) department is to provide an O.T. service that facilitates the development of learners’ individual needs through engaging, fun and purposeful activities. We endeavour to develop the child’s self-regulation and functioning at school, at home and in play. We work together with the broader team of professionals in our school in order to achieve the common goal of successfully unlocking potential and equipping each child for return to mainstream. Although therapy is individualised, it tends to involve working on skills within the following developmental areas: sensory processing; gross motor control and co-ordination; fine motor control and co-ordination; visual perceptual skills; and application of these components in functional tasks. The OT’s are all Sensory Integration-trained or in the process of completing their Sensory Integration qualification.

The OT’s are trained to assess and treat the following areas of development:

  • Sensory-motor skills
  • Visual perceptual skills
  • Visual-motor integration
  • Functional classroom carry-over skills
  • Self-care activities (e.g. shoe laces, buttons, using a knife and fork, etc.)
  • Play (facilitating and encouraging progression through developmental qualitative stages of play)
  • Hippo Therapy (use of horses)
  • Sensory Integration Therapy

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