Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists (OT’s) work to promote, maintain, and develop the skills needed to be functional in day-to-day life including at school, home and in the community. 

This helps children to:

Have greater independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as:

  • Eating and drinking
  • Washing and dressing
  • Going to the toilet
  • Cope with demands within the environment.

Reduce barriers in order to access activities meaningful to them such as learning, play and building relationships.

Participation in these areas aims to promote: 

•  Learning 

•  Self-esteem

•  Self-confidence 

•  Independence – helping to reduce support needs now and in the future

•  Social interaction.

OT’s spend time with the child, with familiar staff and with family members to understand their abilities, areas of strength and areas of difficulty and design a bespoke programme with clear targets and goals. 

OT’s adopt a person-centered, child-led approach, which means everything we do is bespoke and individual to each and every child.

What’s the impact of OT in schools?

  • Increased access to the curriculum and learning
  • Greater access to play and leisure activities
  • Improved concentration and focus
  • Increased productivity when working
  • Specialist person-centred programmes and strategies
  • Reduced anxiety and frustration caused by sensory difficulties or meltdowns.

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Grange School, Matthews Ln,

Manchester, M12 4GR

Main Contact: Dee Roche

0161 231 2590

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