Occupational Therapists (OT) support students to participate in the activities of everyday life at school and in the community. They help students develop independence so they can engage with their world and in activities that are meaningful to them.  Occupational Therapists at BSDS work in a wide range of areas including:

•  Fine motor skills and developing handwriting skills
•  Play skills (utilising the ‘Learn to Play’ program)
•  Self-care skills such as mealtimes, grooming and toileting
•  Underlying motor skills to support all learning
•  Sensory processing and integration
•  Adapting the environment to support optimal learning
•  Community access and work experience

OTs can also help provide equipment (such as adapted cutlery, chew tubes, specialised seating) to have the most success in their everyday tasks.