The Schenck School faculty includes occupational therapists. Our therapists work closely with classroom teachers to assist with the varied learning styles and needs of our students.
Individual students may be referred to our therapists by classroom teachers for individual or small group work if the child has difficulties with “foundation skills” which directly impact a student’s classroom performance. These “foundation skills” include skills such as: fine motor/gross motor, visual perceptual/motor, and sensory processing. The occupational therapy referral process includes an initial teacher consultation to help develop classroom accommodations that will be provided for the student. Some students may require a full school-based evaluation which involves standardized testing and clinical observations to determine the student's strengths and needs and the impact these have on school performance. Results from standardized assessments help determine the eligibility for direct occupational therapy services at The Schenck School.