June 5, 2016

Occupational Therapy

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