What is an Occupational Therapist?
The term occupation in Occupational Therapy refers to all ‘activities of daily living’. An occupational therapist is a trained health professional whose role is to assist the people we work with to successfully and independently take part in their daily living activities or ‘occupations’.
What we do?
- Prescribe equipment/modifications for the child’s various environments (home modifications, wheelchairs, hoists, transport, etc.).
- Assessing and addressing the sensory needs of individual students.
- Assess and address various occupations of the child.
- Run class sessions in conjunction with the other staff including food exploration and play; sensory programs; gross and fine motor; and play therapy.
- Liaise with private therapists, professionals, families and carers.
- Collaborate with private therapists to provide consistency across environments