The Occupational Therapy Team at Northease Manor School are committed to providing a family- focused and student-centred therapy service the assist students to reach their full academic potential while preparing them for an independent adult life.
The role of the Occupational Therapists is to address the underlying developmental skills that form the foundations for all academic learning. This may include sensory integrative skills, motor skills, executive functioning and daily living skills. Interventions are delivered via a combination of individual, paired and/or group therapy which also include classroom based sessions. The form and focus of therapy is determined by the treating Occupational Therapist and the provision described in the child's Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).
As part of the universal offer, an integrated (Occupational Therapy - OT and Speech and Language Therapy - SALT) ‘Therapy Passport’ is provided for each student and tailored to their individual needs. The Passport is an at glance guide to OT/ SALT strategies that facilitate the student’s well-being and learning and contain key information on therapeutic interventions.
A specific amount of resource is dedicated to the training of teaching staff on how to best implement strategies within the classroom to enhance access to the curriculum.
The Occupational Therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - an independent UK- wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional practice.