Category: Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of an occupational therapist in a school setting is to assess a child’s ability to perform meaningful activities and intervene where necessary. Occupational therapists can find a series of articles on this page that will help them develop their careers and also provide them with the latest in industry news and therapy methods.

How to Use Technology to Bring Out the Best in Your OT Students

Occupational therapy can be daunting for any student. They often come into an OT situation frustrated and unwilling to accept help. Students with disabilities tend to be sensitive about their limitations, which can make therapy a challenge. Structuring an educational environment to allow for student success is critical to ensuring that students have a successful experience. Identifying ways to help students improve their skills while still having fun is just one example of how to help students in a classroom setting. Gamification is the process by which video games and educational goals can merge, creating a new way to teach students or help them focus on skills which need improving.

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OTs Find Niche in Schools

While it is clear that occupational therapists are a vital part of life for many different professions, they are an especially critical part of the educational system. Occupational therapy is vital for the success of those students who have other obstacles with the potential to limit their success in school. Occupational therapists help to ensure that all students are equipped with the right tools for their educational success in grades K-12.

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