An occupational therapist’s job is to help people of all ages to overcome any permanent loss or lack of physical, sensory or cognitive function.
Their aim is to help a person to become as independent as possible to participate in activities that are important and meaningful to them. This can include in school, work, home and the environment.
Our occupational therapist regularly visits the school to conduct assessments and to update the pupils’ programmes. She sets targets to improve their fine and gross motor skills, overlapping with Quest staff and working directly with them. These programmes are then embedded into the pupils’ daily schedules to ensure that the targets are worked on consistently between her visits. This provides more opportunities to strengthen these new skills.