St Dominic’s School has a team of Paediatric Occupational Therapists who have many years of experience in the area of Sensory Integration.
Occupational Therapy intervention will be provided as detailed in the pupils’ statement of special educational needs. Provision is continually monitored to ensure that it remains appropriate. As pupils’ needs change, it may be necessary to alter the Occupational Therapy provision at the Annual Review.
On admission, the pupils’ motor, perceptual, sensory and functional skills are assessed. This involves a range of standardised and non-standardised assessments. Occupational therapy provision may consist of courses of individual sessions and also support integrated into the classroom following the ‘blended’ approach to enable the pupils to access the curriculum, particularly in practical subjects such as Design and Technology and Food Technology. Pupils also receive support with tool and equipment use in subjects such as Maths and Science. There is close liaison with education and residential area staff to ensure a consistent approach across the waking day curriculum.