Occupational Therapy

OT
Karen Koch, Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapy assists children with physical or mental difficulties to become as independent as possible

Occupational therapy at Blossomland Learning Center utilizes a variety of frames of reference including, but not limited to: Sensory Integration (Occupational therapist is Sensory Integration certified), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Neuro-Developmental Techniques (NDT), and positioning to improve function.

For the physically impaired students, BLC offers a Range of Motion and a positioning program which are supervised by the occupational therapist and carried-out by the therapy paraprofessional and classroom teachers.  Additionally, a Multisensory room is available for students to work on cause/effect concepts, play, and visual motor and fine motor skills.

BLC also works with Children's Special Healthcare Services and other vendors to assist students and their families in getting appropriate wheelchairs and equipment.

Some of the skills the occupational therapist works with students on:

  • Dressing skills
  • Writing skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Feeding/Oral motor skills

Child Writing

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