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What is Occupational Therapy in School?

Occupational Therapy in the educational setting is to help students access the academic environment and to participate to the maximum extent possible in educationally related activities.  Occupational Therapy is a related service that works with designated students, and with classroom teachers in consultation to offer strategies, modifications and accommodations for individual students and the whole classroom.  Occupational Therapists help students with fine motor, visual perceptual, sensory and attention difficulties that can affect their school performance such as: handwriting, organization, copying, attending, listening, sitting still and using classroom tools.