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Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy team offer a range of specialist programmes that are designed to improve and develop the independent living skills of students. These skills and programmes are practiced in real life situations and settings within the college and local community. This gives students the confidence and skills they need to live as independently as possible after college.

Occupational Therapy programmes and interventions are embedded into the curriculum and focus on the following areas:

  • Sensory processing needs
  • Skill development e.g. eating & drinking, domestic skills, money management & travel skills
  • Upper limb
  • Safe moving and handling to enable students to be able to access their daily routines
  • Assessment and prescription of specialist seating/equipment

Occupational Therapists regularly liaise with families, carers and other professionals during assessments. Occupational Therapists provide training to staff and families to ensure consistent approaches are used to enable students to maximise their full potential.

Please click the links to see Occupational Therapy resources you can access from home:

Stay at home social story

Joe Wicks visuals

Elephant Dance Sensory Story

Upper Limb Guide

PPE Social Story

Sensory Engagement – High Level

Sensory Engagement- Low Level

My Just Right Profile Social Story

Seating and Postural Support

Upper Limb – Fine Motor Programme

Four seasons in a day sensory story

Mr Johnson home living sensory story

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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