Providing Occupational Therapist in School Setting
At Shalom Staffing, we tailor your assignment to fit your desire and needs – from the distance that you want to cover to the financial achievement and medical benefits that you prefer from the length of your assignment to pay and retirement benefits that you consider. Shalom Staffing is a company that treats you like you a part of our family. We will provide the tools and support that you need to succeed as a physical therapist. We recognize and understand the importance of your contribution in the life of our school students, we believe that our developments is parallel to the development of our professional employees.
Who Are School Occupational Therapist
School occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are key contributors within the education team. They support a student’s ability to participate in desired daily school activities or “occupations.” They help children to fulfill their role as students by supporting their academic achievement and promoting positive behaviors necessary for learning. School occupational therapists support academic and non-academic outcomes, including social skills, math, reading and writing (i.e., literacy), behavior management, recess, participation in sports, self-help skills, prevocational/vocational participation, transportation, and more.
Occupational Therapist Job Description
Occupational therapy services for students with special needs are determined through the IEP process. School-based occupational therapy is available for students who are eligible for special education. OT complete evaluations and assessments, and work with other members of the school-based team to help determine what is needed for a student to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. They collaborate with the team to identify a student’s annual goals and determine the services, supports, modifications, and accommodations that are required for the student to achieve them, occupational therapy practitioners help to promote healthy school climates that are conducive to learning. They offer other valuable services to meet broader student behavioral and learning needs, along with systemic needs, by addressing students’ mental health and participating in other school-wide initiatives such as positive behavior supports, response to intervention (RtI), and Early Intervening activities.