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I am a pediatric occupational therapist. I have worked as a subcontractor and an employee in many different school districts around Virginia. I worked at  Integrated Therapy Services, a now-closed private OT clinic in Richmond, Virginia, and I now work for a clinic and company that came out of that group of therapists, Spot On Therapy Group. I worked for Henrico County Schools for several years. Before moving to Virginia, I worked at a private pediatric OT clinic in California, Fourt Therapy Center, now called Play Steps and at before that in a public school district in Massachusetts.

This is a site I created to gather some of the resources I most often recommend to parents, teachers, and beginning OTs. I put this website together in 2003, and it's still largely the same with some edits. It's pretty "old fashioned" school-based OT, meaning lots about motor skills and some on sensory processing via the school OT role.  At first look, this seems to lend itself to the pull-out model of Occupational Therapy in schools. However, I am a big advocate of the push-in model. I still think this information is as, if not more, relevant to that model. When you are working in a classroom, you need to be able to apply your task analysis, skill analysis, and human occupation model knowledge to adapt, accommodate, or skill-build for the sensori-motor tasks of that classroom. 

I love assistive technology, visual supports, ADLs, and all the other things we end up working in on, and maybe some day I'll have time to add pages of information on those. :)  Meanwhile, I started a facebook group called School-Based OTs and PTs. If you're on facebook, you may want to join!

I hope you find useful information and links here. If you have a suggestion to add to this page, or have questions or corrections, please click below to email me!

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