What is Occupational Therapy?

    School-based occupational therapy is a related service that helps a child access, participate, and progress with activities relevant to the school day within their school environment. Occupational therapists use purposeful and functional tasks to facilitate a child's active participation in self-maintenance, academic and vocational pursuits that occur in school environments. Using direct and indirect services, as well as assistive technology and environmental modifications, school occupational therapists collaborate with teachers, other educational staff, and parents to help implement a child's education program.