Increase function and independence

Occupational therapy is the use of adaptive strategies and techniques to increase function and independence in activities that are meaningful to an individual.

At The Guild, occupational therapists provide direct or consultative services to students to address challenges in the areas of fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills, executive functioning, sensory processing, and daily living skills. Occupational therapists analyze various components of an activity in order to identify areas for improvement or compensation.

The Guild’s team of occupational therapists engages with students across a variety of settings, including the cafeteria, classrooms, therapy rooms and residences, to ensure that skills are practiced in their natural setting.

Occupational therapy service qualification is provided under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as part of the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).