Sun West employs one Occupational Therapist who works with schools to help develop programs for students who experience learning challenges surrounding issues of mobility, sensory skills and coordination.
Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with a person’s ability to perform daily occupations, or activities of life. Occupations for a child in the school setting may include reading, writing, manipulation of tools, participation in physical activities, interacting with peers, and independence in self care activities. These areas are dependent on motor coordination, eye hand coordination, visual-perception, attention, and sensory processing abilities. An occupational therapist works with the school team to improve the student’s ability to participate in these tasks by helping the student develop these abilities, adapting the task and environment, or recommending assistive devices.