At Bredon School we strive to support young people who have difficulties with their school occupations. Our Occupational Therapist works with pupils who have difficulties with:
School work – including fine motor skills such as handwriting, drawing, cutting out, using technology; gross motor skills and playing sport as well as keeping on task, following instructions, working with others, and managing anxiety and exams.
Life skills – for example, dressing appropriately for school, changing for sport, managing personal hygiene, eating lunch and managing belongings.
Break time and leisure time – such as joining in social activities, finding hobbies and leisure interests, making friends and socialising, or using break times to recharge for the rest of the day.
Transitions – such as moving between lessons, stopping one task and starting another, or transitioning from one educational setting to another.
Our Occupational Therapist looks at the whole person - including physical, mental health, emotional and behavioural needs and the impact on school life - and work with the young person, their parents/carers and school staff to identify strategies to promote independence.
This may include:
Modifying the way the task is done
Recommending modifications to the environment
Recommending or providing equipment
Teaching the child, young person or staff strategies/techniques
Developing the child or young person’s skills and abilities.