Occupational Therapy

West Kirby School has our own Occupational Therapy suite and team within the school provision, who liaise with our residential setting if required.
Our Occupational Therapists assess our pupils' functional needs in school to enable them to access the curriculum. The Occupational Therapy team use a pupil centred approach to help identify areas of need through screenings and assessments. These needs can include difficulties in sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, activities of daily living and emotional regulation. 
Occupational Therapy then provide a number of interventions to meet these needs including structured 1:1 sessions in our Occupational Therapy suite, whole school approaches integrated into lessons and bespoke advice for each pupil as required. This holistic approach allows pupils to develop their fine and gross motor skills, self regulation strategies, improving sensory integration therefore enabling pupils to access the curriculum and promoting independence.