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Occupational and Physical Therapy Services

Preschool
Occupational and Physical therapy interventions in the preschool program include facilitating the developmental acquisition of fine and gross motor skills, enhancing sensory motor development, addressing neuromotor dysfunction,improving early self-care skills, and determining needs for positioning equipment, orthotics, or adaptive devices. The population served consists of children between ages 3 to 6 who have developmental delays. Interventions may occur in groups or individually within a variety of settings.

Elementary
Occupational and physical therapy interventions at the elementary level include facilitating the developmental acquisition of fine and gross motor skills,enhancing sensory motor development, addressing neuromotor dysfunction, improving self-care skills, and determining needs for positioning equipment, orthotics, or adaptive devices. Intervention at this level typically consists of functional skills directly related to classroom and school-related activities. The children served are between ages 6 and 12 who, according to Washington State eligibility categories, qualify for therapy services to support their success in their educational program. Interventions may occur in groups or individually within a variety of settings.

Middle School
Occupational and physical therapy interventions at the middle school level include modifying educational activities and curriculum to address existing fine and gross motor deficits, addressing neuromotor dysfunction, improving social/adaptive skills, determining needs for positioning equipment, orthotics, or adaptive devices, and, developing prevocational skills. Intervention at this level typically consists of functional skills directly related to classroom and program/curriculum objectives. The children served are between the ages of 11 and 14 who, according to Washington State eligibility categories,qualify for therapy services to support their success in their educational program. Interventions may occur in groups or individually within a variety of settings with the interventions embedded within the students’ natural environments.

High School
Occupational and physical therapy interventions at the high school level include modifying educational activities and curriculum to address existing fine and gross motor deficits, addressing neuromotor dysfunction, improving social/adaptive skills, determining needs for positioning equipment, orthotics, or adaptive devices, and developing vocational skills. Intervention at this level typically consists of functional skills directly related to classroom and program/curriculum objectives. The students served are between the ages of 14 and 19 who, according to Washington State eligibility categories, qualify for therapy services to support their success in their educational program. Interventions may occur in groups or individually within a variety of settings.

Transition
The Transition Program is a program at the high school for students between the ages of 18 and 21. Occupational and physical therapy interventions will be included within the general curriculum of this program with a focus on modifications of vocational activities and daily living skills. This may include specific skills training or program planning and problem solving in the areas of work, leisure skills and in accessing the community.