Occupational therapists and assistants play crucial roles in the educational team at Rivermont Schools, either as staff members or through collaboration with local divisions or external resources. Regardless of the arrangement, these professionals significantly contribute to students' academic progress and positive behavior development.
School occupational therapists focus on various goals, including social skills, mathematics, reading, writing, self-help skills, and pre-vocational activities. Their specialized knowledge enhances student participation in daily school routines, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience. Interventions encompass breaking barriers to participation, providing assistive technology, supporting students with significant challenges, determining alternate assessment methods, setting long-term goals, planning instructional activities, and preparing students for post-high school endeavors in employment, independent living, or further education.