What happens during a school or nursery visit?

Sometimes the occupational therapist will observe the young person at school or nursery to see how they interact with activities, people and the school environment. The therapist will take care not to draw attention to the individual and often the young person will be unaware that they are being observed. The therapist will usually arrange to speak to the young person’s teacher, support assistant and/or SENCo outside the classroom to gather additional information.

If deemed necessary, the Occupational Therapist may also spend time with the child outside of the classroom, to discuss their goals or complete an assessment.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the changes we have had to make to our service, we may not be able to assess the child at school or nursery. Please see our coronavirus information section for more details.

Page Last Reviewed: 31/08/2022

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