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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a health care field focused on maximizing function in a child’s life roles. Registered and licensed Occupational Therapists at the Manville School work with students to develop the skills and tools they need to learn, manage daily life, participate in social settings, work, relax, and play.  A key goal in all of these areas is to help children develop self-regulation skills - an internal sense of stability that allows them to cope with and participate in daily life.   

Sometimes, the greatest change comes from learning a new set of skills, not only from treating the underlying issues. With these skills, occupational therapists support children’s functioning in a variety of contexts, improving self-awareness and self-esteem. Our Occupational Therapists are trained in sensory integration and many have advanced training in trauma/attachment disorders and treatment.

Occupational Therapy Services include:

  • Direct 1:1 treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Consultation to student teams
  • Collaboration and co-treatment with classroom teams, families, education specialists and clinical staff

Services include:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Gym
  • Visual Vestibular interventions
  • Listening programs
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Motor skills
  • Gross motor
  • Oral motor
  • Fine motor
  • Visual motor
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Motor planning
  • Organization
  • Life skills
  • Transition planning

Additional services include:

  • Staff training
  • Family training
  • Annual vision screenings
  • Upper School Life Skill Program
  • Bike riding programs
  • Participation in behavior planning services
  • Sensory functional behavior analysis