Occupational Therapists (OTs)
The role of the OTs is to assess and evaluate certain skill issues that may interfere with a student’s educational performance such as hand function, visual motor and perceptual skills, and sensory awareness/processing skills. The OTs prepare purposeful and goal-directed activities, which are included in the IEPs of relevant students, based on the evaluation results. The OTs provide consultation with the parents in regards to the student’s needs. The OTs, under the guidance of the Head of Specialists, collaborate with the teachers and other members of the specialists department who are involved in the student’s overall program. The OTs conduct in-service trainings to assist the teachers in meeting the student’s special needs. The therapy design was changed to a case management format, in which specialists work closely with teachers in supporting individual students’ needs in the classroom in addition to the option for sessions in the therapy room.