Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) services assist students with a disability to benefit from special education. These disabilities include sensory, postural, and/or motor needs which prevent or significantly limit the student’s ability to benefit from educational opportunities.

LADSE therapists operate under the educational model where the focus of therapy is on building skills and making modifications to support the student in the learning environment.  Direct therapy is conducted, along with an emphasis on indirect services, which include the training of educational team members working daily with the student to assure that OT interventions are ongoing.

LADSE maintains an equipment inventory to assist therapists in determining the most effective intervention strategies for students and can be loaned to districts on a timed basis.

Occupational therapy and physical therapy tips and resources are available at https://sites.google.com/a/ladse.org/otpt/. Please check back frequently as we continues to update content.

Fall Newsletter

Summer is gone and the school year is here again. It is time to get back into the routine of the school year. Transitioning back to the school year can be difficult for students and parents. It is beneficial for students to start resuming their morning and night time routine the weeks prior to school starting  to ease the transition back to school. Here are some links to help with getting back into the school routine and to help your child start the school year off on the right foot.

1.       Going Back to School: OT School Tips for Parents

2.       AOTA Backpack Awareness Day

3.       10 Tips for Health and Success in School

4.       When Selecting a Backpack, Consider Your Child’s Health

5.     Back to School Transitions: Tips for Parents

6.     Best Back to School Apps for Parents


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Terri Boss
Occupational Therapy Coordinator

Sheri Holton
Administrative Assistant