Occupational Therapy promotes the development of skills and independence in all daily activities and our therapist works with pupils to address the sensory and physical outcomes in their Education, Health and Care Plans.
At LVS Hassocks, Occupational Therapy is provided to support the needs of the pupil which is identified from observations, standardised and non-standardised assessments in the school. Sensory, motor and functional skills are assessed, and all pupils are provided with an action plan and sensory diet which is incorporated into the classroom environment.
Occupational Therapy can be provided in both individual sessions and group work activities, with equipment and strategies integrated into the classroom supporting the needs of the pupil, enabling them to access the curriculum.
Staff receive training to understand how to support particular difficulties that may be impacting engagement, levels of anxiety and behaviour. The Occupational Therapist will regularly liaise with all staff to ensure there is a consistent approach across the waking day curriculum.