Occupational Therapy

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The role of the Occupational Therapist is to work with children who for a variety of reasons may have difficulties engaging in the curriculum and daily routines.

Occupation Therapy can support children who are experiencing difficulties with:

  • Handwriting
  • Sensory processing
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Attention and concentration
  • Self-care skills such as washing and dressing.

 

Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist at NCA is Tamsyn Gilham

The Occupational Therapist works with the child, curriculum staff and parent/ carers to enable the child to be as independent as possible with every day activities to maximize their learning.

Occupational Therapy input may consist of direct 1:1 work, group work or whole class based approaches implemented by the curriculum staff. Examples of interventions may include: sensory diets and equipment, regulation programmes, sensory circuits, fine and gross motor programmes, environmental modifications.

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