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    What is Occupational Therapy?
     
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    School-based Occupational Therapists help children with developmental delays become academically and socially successful in their school environment.  This is done through therapeutic techniques, environmental modifications and with the use of assistive technology.  In addition, Occupational Therapists work directly with teachers and parents in order to help students develop the necessary skills needed to maximize their independence.   Some of the things you may see an OT do in a school setting would include helping children improve eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, (pre-writing/writing skills, using scissors, manipulative skills), self-care skills, motor planning abilities, perceptual skills (visual memory, spatial relationships), and sensory processing skills (tactile defensiveness, vestibular insecurity).