As part of the DIR®/Floortime Model, we pay close attention to each student’s individual processing differences. This relates to how students processing sensory information as well as language. Understanding these individual differences is essential when designing a personalized education plan to help each student reach their fullest potential. Oakwood recognizes the importance of working as a multi-disciplinary team and offers integrated therapies as part of a student’s curriculum.
Occupational Therapy plays an important role in supporting sensory processing, gross and fine motor development and regulation. Our Occupational Therapist creates specific sensory diets for students to help them remain calm and regulated throughout their day. Additionally, goals such as tying shoes, eating, printing, co-ordination and balance may also be worked on through Occupational Therapy.