Therapy and Special Education Articles

What Occupational Therapy Can Do

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

School-based occupational therapy can be utilized to ensure a student’s successful participation in school activities and routines. The role of service is to support student learning and appropriate behavior that leads to improved student achievement outcomes and success. Services can build skills and prevent failure through working directly with students and also with teachers, administrators [...]

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Monday, April 16th, 2007

What is occupational therapy? How is it provided in the school environment? What areas are addressed by school-based occupational therapists? I’m frequently asked questions about my services. The word “occupational” can be a bit confusing. There are many ways to explain school-based occupational therapy. To do a good job in providing answers to these questions, [...]

Therapy Services in Educational Environments

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

The following lists are very brief overviews of the influences on occupational therapy services for children in educational environments. Services by occupational therapists in clinical settings (community-based) may be confused with school-based services especially by insurance providers. A child with a disability can benefit from receiving both school-based and community-based services when needs are present [...]