Occupational Therapists

The role of an Occupational Therapist in the public school system is to evaluate, consult, and work with children who have difficulty achieving academic success due to fine, visual, and/or gross motor deficits.

Evaluations administered are the Gardner Test of Visual Motor Perception, the Gardner Test of Visual Perception (non-verbal), functional observations as well as body-space awareness and other developmental assessments.

Results of these evaluations and the child's ability to function successfully in the classroom help to determine whether the child's needs can be met with a home program, consultation services or direct service in a small group setting, or one on one.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your home school and ask to speak to the Occupational Therapist on staff.