What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
The focus of Occupational Therapy (OT) services in a school setting is to promote functional independence or participation within the educational environment through purposeful and goal directed activities.
Federal law mandates that OT services in the school system be educationally relevant.
Frequency, intensity, duration and location of services are determined by student need and professional judgment. Services can be provided in a variety of models such as:
- Direct service (individually or in a small group)
- Indirect service (consultation with educational team members)
- Classroom modifications
Therapy sessions most commonly occur at a frequency of one to two 30-minute sessions per week and are provided during the school day. The ultimate goal of therapy is for the student to achieve a level of function that allows them to derive maximum benefit from their educational environment and no longer require therapy services.
OT services are provided by Mrs. Kanada, Ms.Bryne and Ms. Canarvis