Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

 

Occupation Therapists analyse the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory areas of performance and identify how these may be impacting on a student’s ability to successfully participate in a school-based setting. At Maramba, we have an Occupational Therapist working with us one day per week.

For those students who may require extra support, our Occupational Therapist will adopt a variety of strategies and behavioural based interventions to effectively support them with engaging and participating in school-based activities. They also work collaboratively with our teaching staff to develop learning activities as well as assessing the environment in which these activities occur.

 Some interventions may include but are not limited to:

  • Identification of sensory processing and/or sensory modulation difficulties
  • Emotional regulation skills
  • Social skills training
  • Improving attention and concentration in the classroom
  • Analysing the causes for challenging or disruptive behaviours
  • Modifying classroom-based activities
  • Modifying school or classroom environments
  • Psychoeducation to teachers and parents
  • Handwriting/fine motor difficulties
  • Routine-based intervention

Minimising barriers to participation across all school learning and social environments is the aim of the role.

 

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