Celebrating Impact on Occupational Therapy Week
The Occupational Therapy team at Moor House School & College have worn special t-shirts this week to raise awareness of Occupational Therapy Week (4-10 Nov).
Run by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), the week is a national awareness campaign aimed at promoting the value of occupational therapists and the fantastic work that they do across the UK.
Moor House employs one of the largest onsite Occupational Therapy (OT) teams in the country within a school, providing over 220 hours of direct or group sessions to our students every week.
Our highly specialist team lead on a whole school approach, ensuring our students’ sensory needs are met and integrated throughout the school day.
OTs work with students’ intensively in 1:1 sessions, small groups and directly in the classroom developing their motor, sensory and independence skills using a range of specialist approaches.
These approaches include the WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE™ Framework; the COMPASS OF INDEPENDENCE ™ Framework and the Moor House School & College Independent Travel Pass system, which are used to deliver, track and measure students’ skills.
In the last year, all our college students have shown progression on the WHEEL OF INDEPENDENCE Framework, maximising their independent living skills, whilst a significant number of our school and college students have progressed up at least one level of the Independent Travel Pass system, increasing their access to the community.
OT Team Leader Milla Johnson said: “Occupational Therapy is a crucial part of the inter-disciplinary approach here at Moor House, supporting our students to achieve fantastic outcomes and that small changes have a big impact #SmallChangesBigImpact.
“Occupational Therapy Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do and thank our dedicated team for the difference they make to our students lives.”
More information about Occupational Therapy Week 2019 can be found on the RCOT website at: rcot.co.uk/otweek