Occupational therapists (OTs) are regulated health professionals who deal specifically with human occupation, or the activities that a person engages in because of the meaning the activity has to that person.  In schools, occupational therapists work with the school team to understand students, with a focus on needs and abilities in self-care, productivity and leisure tasks.  They look at physical (including sensory and motor domains), developmental, and emotional aspects of students.  They then work with educators to use this knowledge to ensure educational plans are safe, appropriate and challenging enough that each student has a chance to achieve an optimal level of development in school.  OTs may provide expert advice as to facilitating safe and accessible environments, tools, adaptations to tasks, and ways of relating with and physically handling students, where this is a part of the student’s school day.

For more information regarding SRPSD Occupational Therapy Services, please consult:

SRPSD Occupational Therapy Service Delivery Model

OT Forms and Manuals

Occupational Therapy Resources