Occupational Therapy

Making day-to-day living that much easier

Occupational Therapy (OT) at Treloar's aims to help students to be as independent as possible in every aspect of their life at school. All of our students are assessed when they arrive at the School and are assigned a named OT.

OTs work with students to:

  • Ensure that they have appropriate seating to provide postural stability and promote function
  • Identify the wheelchair(s) that will best meet their needs
  • Ensure that they have the equipment they require to access their computer and the school curriculum
  • Identify and provide appropriate equipment to help them and their carers in the management of personal care
  • Promote personal independence in carrying out or learning to direct activities of daily living
  • Identify and develop the practical, social, domestic and community skills to help them make the transition from school to adult life
  • Promote their self-esteem and confidence in the school environment, at home and in the community

Acquiring independence involves liaison and close working with all departments within the School - the appropriate skills are developed by practising in everyday situations at school and at home.

Our OT team is highly experienced in working with students with complex physical disabilities. Assigning each student to a named OT for the duration of their stay at School is key, ensuring that they know their students well and fully understand their individual needs. Just as important is our on-site presence, which enables us to provide an immediate response to issues as they arise.