The role of occupational therapy is to work with classroom staff and caregivers to help students reach their potential in educationally related activities. Therapy encourages acquisition of independent functioning in the following areas: fine motor, visual-motor, eating and self-feeding, dressing and acquiring sensory processing skills. Occupational therapy services support the educational goals of each individual student as determined by the IEP.
The occupational therapist is also responsible for the construction of splints and adaptive equipment, participation in wheelchair evaluations/repairs as well as the development and maintenance of the Adapted Toy Library and the Sensory Room
The occupational therapist is assisted by certified occupational therapy assistants who work directly with the students under the supervision of the occupational therapist.