Occupational Therapy

School-based occupational therapy practitioners are Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) who use meaningful activities (occupations) to help children to participate in what they need and/or want to do in order to promote physical and mental health and well-being. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance.

Occupational therapy’s expertise includes activity and environmental analysis and modification with a goal of reducing the barriers to participation.

At Brookside School, Occupational Therapy practitioners focus on:

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Academics

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Play & Leisure

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Social Participation

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Self-care Skills

(ADLs or Activities of Daily Living)

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Transition Skills