Occupational therapists (OTs) are part of the educational team within a school district. Occupational therapy services for students with special needs are determined through the Multifactored Evaluation and the IEP process. School-based occupational therapy is available for students who are eligible for special education.
Occupational Therapy professionals are concerned with an individual’s ability to participate in desired daily life activities or "occupational performance". Within the school environment, occupational therapists focus on facilitating independence with learning and school-related activities.
Through collaboration with the educational team, individual goals are established to promote school success and to reach outcomes related to:
Assistive technology skillsPre-vocational skills