The role of the Lancasterian School’s Occupational Therapy (OT) Team is to enable the students to become as independent as possible and to achieve and maintain their optimum level of function.
Once referred to the OT team, a student’s needs are assessed and they will be provided with an individual treatment programme or with the specialist/adaptive equipment they require to allow them better access to their environment.
We work with pupils both individually and in groups, focusing on specific functional goals, aiming to develop or maintain skills in all aspects of their life. This may include focusing on any of the following areas: dressing, personal care, feeding and drinking, fine motor skills, pre-writing and handwriting skills, visual perception, alternative computer access, postural care and seating needs and upper limb range of movement activities.
The Occupational Therapists work closely with the Teachers, Physiotherapists, Nurses and Speech & Language Therapists to tailor joint programmes of activities for each student. They may also work with external agencies to assess and advise on adaptations and specialist equipment at home.
If you have any questions for our Occupational Therapists, they will be more than happy to answer them.