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