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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a related service which means a child must qualify for special education services to be eligible to receive occupational therapy. OT works on skills needed for the job of living, and for students, their job is school. Areas that may be addressed include working to improve muscle strength, eye-hand coordination, hand dexterity, handwriting, touch typing, visual-perceptual skills, organization, sensory-integration, and daily living skills. Check out our resources under My Links.

Services may take place in the class room, cafeteria, computer lab, on the playground, or in the therapy room. Students may be seen in a small group or individually depending on their needs.