Occupational Therapy Week 2019, 4-10 November, Julie

For many of our students sensory processing difficulties present barriers to participation in activities, through sensory profiling, sensory assessment and by embedding sensory strategies and sensory diets into the curriculum students are able to lead more meaningful lives.

Occupational therapy provision includes:

Assessing for and providing adapted equipment to enable increased levels of independence e.g. angled spoon.

Assessing and treating sensory difficulties.

Advice and strategies to carers/staff for enabling students to manage sensory difficulties e.g. using a weighted blanket to reduce anxiety when travelling.