School Based Occupational Therapy

Welcome and thank you for visiting the School Based Occupational Therapy (OT) web page!

This website provides you with resources that include descriptions and links to a variety of OT based activities that address hand skill development, handwriting/keyboarding, visual processing skills, sensory processing, assistive technology, organization skills/executive functioning and self-help skills.

The OT role in a school based setting is described by the Department of Public Instruction as,
"Schools provide occupational therapy when a child with a disability requires this related service to assist the child to benefit from special education. Occupational therapists use purposeful activity to facilitate a child's active participation in self-maintenance; academic and vocational pursuits; and play or leisure activities that occur in school environments. Using direct and indirect services, as well as assistive technology and environmental modifications, school occupational therapists collaborate with parents, teachers and other educational staff to help implement a child's special education program. For information about occupational therapy in Wisconsin Administrative Code, please see chapters PI 11.24 and OT 1 through 5."

Link: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_occ_ther

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