Dysart School will, as far as is possible, remain open to support the families of key workers and the vulnerable children we serve. If you are uncertain about what to do please email dysart-office@dysartschool.org and we will respond to you urgently.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health 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 working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.

At Dysart School, occupational therapy facilitates children to be as independent as possible and consider the environmental factors around them. We help children to be independent when completing everyday tasks, including eating, dressing, playing and accessing learning in school.

At Dysart School, we assess four main skills:

–  Fine motor skills

–  Gross motor skills

–  Visual perceptual skills

–  Sensory processing – sensory motor

There are many ways in which occupational therapy is delivered at Dysart School. These include:

–  1:1 sessions with qualified OT or OT Assistant

–  Observations and with subsequent advice or direct intervention to individual children  within the classroom

–  Group sessions within the classroom

–  Advice and support to school staff providing intervention within existing groups

–  Advice and support to school staff to deliver OT advice to individual children

The Occupational Therapy Team:

Sandra Newbery, Occupational Therapist

Paige Taylor, Occupational Therapist

Lisa Sorfleet, Occupational Therapist

Beka Ingram, Occupational Therapy Assistant

You can contact the Occupational Therapy team on 020 8405 9493 or Dysart-office@dysartschool.org

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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