What is school based OT?
What Is School Based Occupational Therapy?
- OT is a federally mandated related service, identified in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
OT services could be provided anywhere in the school setting.
- OT services may occur by working directly with the student.
- Other OT services may be more indirect, or "on behalf of the student". These may include setting up strategies, modifications or accommodations within the student’s environment.
- Consultation and/or collaboration with school staff and caregivers is another part of OT school services.
- Areas addressed by OT may include: use of classroom tools and manipulatives, cutting, handwriting, assistive technology, self-help skills, organization, social skills, independent living skills, and sensory issues affecting education.
- The OT staff is also involved in Response to Intervention.
The information presented in this web site is provided as a source for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommended program, or substitute for physician or therapist evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional.
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