Editor’s Note: This Article was written for parents but is a fantastic resource for therapists and other educators.
[Source: The Inspired Treehouse]
When I first meet a student in my school-based OT practice, the first thing I ask the child is if they know what OT is. Most often, the answer is no, so over the years, I’ve developed a super simple way to explain what an occupational therapist does in the school setting: I ask the child to name all of the things they can think of that they use their hands for during the school day.
And then, like magic, they make a list of almost all of the skills we address in school-based OT. Skills like: