MS Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy services for middle school students offer support with written output and written production. The ultimate goal is to facilitate and develop a student’s ability to share ideas in written or typed form. Practice with handwriting skills to promote speed, spatial organization, and legibility are addressed. All middle school students participate in assistive technology classes that are led by the occupational therapist three to four times a month. Tools taught include voice typing (voice to text), readback feature (text to voice), notetaking tools, pdf writing, predictive text, spelling, editing, and grammar check programs. Occupational therapy can assist with integrating these assistive technology skills in the classroom. During the school year, occupational therapy offers cursive writing instruction with the goal of students being able to read a handwritten note and form a cursive signature.

Occupational therapy is available to students that may encounter difficulty with functional motor skills that interfere with his or her school routine. These skills may impact physical education performance or self-care activities, such as tying one’s shoe or managing school materials.

Occupational therapy consultation is available for middle school students who may have sensory processing issues that interfere with his or her day. Meeting with the child’s team may investigate work area or seating options and exploring outlets and strategies so the student can better manage his or her day within the classroom and school environment.

Each middle school student is screened for written output and for motor skills to determine if he or she would benefit from occupational therapy through consultation, integrative classroom services, or through direct services.

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This year, I’ve learned to understand that acceptance is greatly appreciated but difficult to find. Compared to where I came from, CLS houses some of the most accepting people that I’ve ever met. I am thankful for every little act of kindness shown towards me or even towards another student. They have not gone unnoticed.


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