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Henshaws College - Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) provides support to enable people to participate effectively in all areas of everyday life. At Henshaws, the Occupational Therapy team focusses on enabling you to effectively participate in your education programme. We take the time to identify what activities you need and want to do and work to remove any barriers that may be in the way.

Who is it for?

Occupational Therapy is for anyone who has difficulties in successfully engaging in their everyday activities or who would like to be able to do these activities more independently. Occupational Therapy uses a person centred approach to ensure we are working on individualised goals in a way that is most accessible to you.

What does Occupational Therapy involve?

Our Occupational Therapist will gather information by talking to individuals, staff members and family. They will complete observations and assessments to evaluate your strengths, skills and functioning. The Occupational Therapist may work individually or with our colleagues from different professions to agree an intervention plan. Our work may take place in the classroom using an embedded approach, individually in a 1:1 session or in a group where others are working towards the same or similar goals.

What are the benefits?

Occupational Therapy uses a student centered approach that can help you to:

  • Increase your independence in everyday activities.
  • Access your education successfully.
  • Improve engagement and involvement in tasks.
  • Develop new skills or improves existing ones.
  • Modify activities to make them more accessible.

Working collaboratively with a student to identify their goals and help them to achieve them is really rewarding and makes everyday at Henshaws exciting"

Becky Pearson - Occupational Therapist
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