Occupational Therapy is a service that is available for students and is provided onsite by an experienced, licensed and certified Occupational Therapist . Our OT helps to facilitate a student’s ability to participate in the full scope of activities within the school setting. This includes activities such as fine motor tasks (e.g. hold a pencil, write, manage scissors, keyboarding), manage school related self-care tasks, participate in physical education and recess activities, and to regulate one’s ability to respond effectively to the sensory aspects of the school environment.
Services are provided through various formats including direct one-to-one therapy, group therapy, parent and faculty consultations, and push in classroom therapy. OT consults with teachers is often used to recommend accommodations for specific students in the classroom such as alternative seating and sensory diets.
Occupational therapy at Villa Maria is not included in your child’s tuition. Students who are placed by theirl districts receive OT as per their IEP. OT is available to other students on a private pay basis and is arranged directly with our Occupational Therapist