We assess and work with students to address their physical, psychological, and social/emotional needs through play-based, meaningful activities. An occupational therapist will look at multiple areas of function in these settings, including fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, and sensory processing skills. Through play-based activities and programs, we work to assist learners and their parent achieve success in area that they may need assistance.
If a child is referred, the occupational therapist will assess the child’s performance using standardized tests and therapist-based observation. The child’s performance on these areas is then analyzed using age-based norms, functional milestones, and grade-based norms. If any aspect of their daily educational life is being negatively affected by a deficit in one or more of these areas, a plan is then established for intervention, through an IFSP, IEP, or 504 plan.