Occupational Therapist: Mrs. BehmClick name for email
Occupational Therapists use activities with children in special education who have been shown to have difficulties in one or more of the following areas:
Visual motor skills, such as handwriting and cutting
Other fine motor skills, including grasp and manipulation of classroom materials and art supplies
Visual perception skills needed to develop the ability to scan and identify letters and words
Sensory processing skills interfering with attention, direction following, movement and balance in the classroom, and managing classroom materials with organization
Self help skills including dressing and feeding oneself
Occupational Therapists work with the classroom teacher and the special education team to help enhance and adapt the child's school environment to help the child benefit from learning activities throughout their school day.