Each student at Dawn House School is allocated to an occupational therapist and sensory integration therapist, this allows a range of prescribed and bespoke interventions to be embedded into the school day. Furthermore, this supports the strong school ethos of ensuring a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to each and every child’s school journey.
The team utilise meaningful activity to assess the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. A clear focus is held upon goal setting to overcome barriers to promote and support each child’s success and level of independence.
Occupational therapy input is delivered by the occupational therapists and the occupational therapy assistants through direct one to one intervention, in small groups, or a combination of both. The occupational therapy team deliver frequent training to the wider staff team and families to ensure taught intervention is consistent and embedded into each student’s daily routine at home and in the classroom. Intervention areas include, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self-care, independent living and sensory integration.