Hamilton Lodge School

Occupational Therapy.

Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation.  The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying their environment to better support participation.  

Our OT offer

At our school the Occupational Therapist works as an integral part of the learner support team at HLSC.  

Occupational Therapy at Hamilton Lodge School and College is primarily concerned with a learner’s ability to take part in desired daily life activities, to facilitate access to learning and to promote an independent, productive and satisfying life. 

The focus is to build skills, confidence, and self-esteem. 

The OT works in close collaboration with education, care, and other members of the therapy team, along with the wider community. 

At HLSC our OT works in the following ways;  

  • Direct specialist interventions with the learner in 1.1 or small group sessions 
  • Indirectly by offering targeted interventions delivered by education and care staff 
  • Producing detailed assessment reports, annual review reports, sensory integration reports, and any reports as necessary to meet the needs of the learner, and the organization around the learner. 
  • Provision of advice regarding equipment to facilitate independence .

 Some more information.

Below are some links to more information on Occupational therapy you may find useful.

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

Royal College of Occupational Therapists