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Knockavoe School 10 Melmount Gardens

Occupational Therapy


What is a children’s Occupational Therapist?


This is an Occupational Therapist with specialist knowledge of how children develop.


Children’s Occupational Therapists are also known as OT’s. The children’s OT specializes in the assessment of the child’s ability in relation to activities they do every day.

Assessment will include:

  • Functional skills such as dressing, eating, toileting
  • School skills such as pencil and scissor skills
  • Play skills
  • Sensory abilities such as touch and balance
  • Fine motor skills and gross motor and movement abilities
  • Social skills

The therapist offers advice, treatment and intervention as appropriate to overcome or help with the difficulties identified, working in partnership with families and other professionals