Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of a students’ performance. As children grow and develop, they learn to do many things including taking care of themselves with increasing independence and managing their school work. For some children, these skills are more challenging to master.
At our St. Bosco Koon Yong School, as well as specialist teaching, we provide access to Occupational Therapy as part of the learning programme for our students. Teachers and therapists plan appropriate learning activities together as part of a multidisciplinary team, so that skills are consolidated within the classroom and there is consistency in approach. Working alongside the class teacher, our Occupational Therapist creates personalised targets and strategies for support for each child, which are shared with parents at regular meetings throughout the academic year.
Our resident Occupational Therapist works with students individually and in small groups to develop their sensory and functional needs, as well as their social skills. They also provide training to our staff teams so that they can best support students by identifying difficulties with motor skills and self-regulation needs more effectively and efficiently.