Phone: (616) 786-2050

Occupational/Physical Therapy

In school-based practice, occupational therapy supports all children, with or without disabilities, to fulfill their roles as students. In collaboration with the educational team, OT supports all children’s ability to succeed throughout their daily routines in school. This support is through direct service, consultation, and staff/parent training and development.

Addresses Sensory Needs

  • Self-regulation
  • Tolerating sensory input

In the Classroom

  • Seating/positioning modifications
  • Handwriting instruction
  • Organizing self and materials

In the Lunchroom

  • Promotes independence with self-feeding

In the Hallways

  • Locker management
  • Self-care in the bathroom

Provides Adaptations or Modifications for School Tools and Materials

Provides Supports, with the School Team, for Assistive Technology

School-based physical therapy strives to assist children with gross motor delays. By improving strength, mobility, flexibility and balance, our goal is for children to be functional in the educational environment.\r\n\r\nIn collaboration with the educational team, physical therapy services support all children’s ability to succeed throughout their daily routines while in school. This support is through direct service, consultation as well as staff/parent training and development.

In The Classroom

  • Seating/positioning modifications
  • Physical Therapist

On The Playground/Physical Education

  • Motor Skills for engagement in activities

Through the Hallways

  • Safety and mobility
  • Self-care in the bathroom

Equipment

  • Assist with ordering medical equipment as needed for safe mobility

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