Occupational Therapists can help with:
- Improving independence with self-care skills, self-help skills, and activities of daily living (ADL’s), such as dressing, feeding, toileting, and grooming and hygiene
- Difficulties with or delayed fine, visual, sensory, and gross motor skills
- Difficulties with or delayed visual processing/perception difficulties
- Understanding sensory modulation/regulation and/or sensory processing/integration difficulties and teaching others about the relationship between sensory and behavior
- Changing or adapting the school environment to meet student needs
- Using assistive technology to improve functioning at school
- Providing appropriate resources or delegating appropriate support or services
- Diverse functional difficulties associated with developmental challenges, such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.
Occupational therapy services are provided through screenings, assessments, consultation, therapy programs, home programs, referrals or recommendations to outside agencies, and in-services.