[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]You may still be asking yourself how does SI-OT differ from school based OT. School-based occupational therapy focuses on interventions and skill development that support classroom participation and academic success. It may include support strategies that teachers use in the classroom such as movement breaks, warm-up exercises, sensory diet activities, and organizational techniques. Additionally, occupational therapy sessions focus on the development of postural, motor and visual skills necessary for academic tasks including writing, manipulating arts/crafts materials, and drawing. However, intervention is not designed to remediate deficits in sensory processing.
Once the initial evaluation is completed and treatment is recommended, Sensational Achievements will work with you to establish the best intervention plan to fit your family’s needs which includes:
- Establishing a Treatment Schedule: This may be in the form of weekly services, a treatment intensive, or short-term intervention with parent training and home program development. You may also request school visits, home gym consultations, or reviews of current school programming with recommendations as needed.
- Progress Updates: Occur approximately every 3 months, 6 months, and annually for a client receiving weekly services to ensure that the treatment remains focused and progress is being made. Goals are developed in collaboration with the child’s parents and parents are educated about what areas they can expect to see changes in during the course of their child’s therapy. Ongoing communication with the child’s parent and re-evaluations will be used to assess when goals are achieved and treatment is tailored to the child’s current needs. Evaluation consists of clinical observations and parent/teacher report. Standardized testing is completed biannually with an annual progress meeting conducted to ensure that programming is effective and treatment goals are updated.
- Establishing a Payment Plan: Sensational Achievements is an out-of-network provider however will work with you to provide the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company. Please check out our Forms and Insurance Information and Insurance FAQs for more details.
- Discharge or Decreases in Services: will be determined in collaboration with the family when the team feels that sufficient progress has been made. At that time, the family will receive follow-up home recommendations and parent training to maintain the gains that have been made.
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