Occupational and Physical Therapy

Occupational and Physical therapy are provided through the educational model for those students identified as having Occupational and or Physical Therapy on their individual education plan (IEP). Teachers are trained to use specialized techniques in the classroom to assist students who may exhibit hyper-sensitivities or hypo-sensitivities such as the use of bean bag chairs, weighted vests and blankets, body socks, hand fidgets, chew toys and handwriting assisters. The classrooms also implement a variety of movement activities throughout the day. Our therapist is available to collaborate with the staff and recommend appropriate seating enhancers as well as any other equipment that will help the child to be comfortable and benefit from the learning environment. In addition to collaborating with our classroom teachers and providing classroom support, our Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant works directly with our vocational program and is able to develop a variety of skill sets for our students to enhance their abilities while working in the community.