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Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy is a unique philosophy that acknowledges the link between what people do and their health and wellbeing.

Occupational Therapy aims to promote people’s participation and independence in everyday activities. At Milestone this focuses on all the activities that the children need to do in the day as part of their student role, and as such is very varied.

Occupational needs include expressing learning, seld – care skills, feeding, dressing, play, seating and posture. Working closely as part of the therapy team, Occupational Therapy considers all aspects of the person, the environment and the task that impact on a person’s functioning. Strategies to support participation may include teaching skills, providing equipment, or adapting the task or environment.

The Occupational Therapist works closely with the staff team to support students in participating at school.

Occupational Therapy at Milestone can help your child in the following ways:

  • Individual assessment of needs
  • Advice on strategies to support independence and functioning
  • Multi-disciplinary groups
  • Provision of equipment to support participation including specialist seating systems
  • Individual work in the classroom
  • Delivering training to staff