Occupational therapists use activities with children in Special Education, who have been shown to have difficulties in one or more of the following areas:
- Visual motor skills, such as handwriting and cutting
- Other fine motor skills, including grasp and manipulation of classroom materials and art supplies
- Visual perception skills, needed to develop ability to scan and identify letters and words
- Sensory processing skills interfering with attention, direction following, movement and balance in the classroom, and handling classroom materials with organization
- Self help skills, including dressing and feeding oneself
Occupational therapists work with the Special Education team to help enhance and adapt the child's school environment, to help the child benefit from learning activities throughout their school day.