Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of therapeutic interventions that help a person achieve their highest level of independence in everyday activities. In a school setting therapists use their expertise to help children with physical, psycho-social developmentally related learning difficulties in order to achieve optimal learning and independence.
OT for children focuses on the following developmental areas:
- Sensory processing and modulation
- Gross motor skills
- Fine motor skills
- Visual perceptual skills and visual motor integration
- Play skills
Our Occupational Therapists, Rizwana Paruk and Amy Anderson, work within the Primary School setting. Occupational therapy services does not continue when learners enter high school. Both Occupational Therapists are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and adhere to the ethical guidelines stipulated by them.