Occupational therapy is an important part of the work of Garratt Park School. The therapist's role is to assess and develop the skills of students and to provide support and training for teachers, TAs and parents.
The three main focus areas are:
- Fine and gross motor skills (whole body and precise movements).
- Self-care and independence (e.g getting dressed, washing and independent travel).
- Sensory processing difficulties (being able to understand and interpret the world around us through the senses).
The full time OT works with students, either individually or in small groups, to develop their skills through motivating and functional activities.