Fine Motor, Gross Motor, & Sensory

Welcome to the 

OT/PT page!

Occupational Therapists (OT)- provide services that promote improved quality of movement and posture, sensory processing, fine motor functioning, visual motor functioning and independence in activities of daily living.  They recommend, construct and teach others to use and maintain adaptive equipment for such activities as positioning, feeding, writing, and the use of educational equipment and materials. 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that occupational therapy be available as a related service to special education students with disabilities as per IEP programs and that the provision of these services must directly affect the student’s educational performance. Our role is to address occupational therapy needs that directly affect the student’s independence within the school/educational setting.

Physical Therapists (PT)- focus on a child's ability to move as independently as possible in the school environment. The school physical therapist evaluates the child's ability to move throughout the school and to participate in classroom activities.  Physical therapy interventions are designed to enable the student to travel throughout the school environment; participate in classroom activities; maintain and change positions in the classroom; as well as manage stairs, restrooms, and the cafeteria.