In Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the East Midlands
Attending school is one of the main occupations of children . The School OT can support children, with or without a diagnosis, who are having difficulty in participating in daily school routines and activities.
Whole class support
Identification of need
Small group work
EHCP targets / provision
Collaborative working with staff
Liaison with parent / carer
"Occupational Therapists are educated and skilled to enable the participation of students in the occupation of school, and work towards the inclusion, participation and well -being of all"
(World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2016)
After many requests The School OT now offers "Time to Sleep" Sleep Support workshops for parents, and for school or nursery staff who work with parents. Training is provided by our Certified Sleep Practitioner and Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
Contact us for further details.
Whole class - Working collaboratively with class staff to identify need. Strategies and suggestions to support learning and participation in the classroom.
After identification of need and screening;
fine motor , gross motor, pre- writing skills, handwriting, body awareness and co-ordination, self - care skills, foundation skills for fine motor.
Minimum of 5 sessions
40 minutes of direct therapy, 20 minutes for preparation and professional record keeping
Children requiring individualised support
OT Support for an identified child
Standardised / non - standardised assessment
Interview with parent
Interview with SENCo / Class Teacher