School-Based Jobs in Occupational Therapy

Are you passionate about helping children reach their full potential? So are we. Our clinical managers are experienced school-based therapists who understand what it takes to create a rewarding OT career. We can help you:

  • Find jobs in occupational therapy that offer flexible schedules and workloads.
  • Negotiate competitive salary and benefits in a school setting where you can thrive.
  • Choose the types of caseloads that are best suited to your unique talents.
  • Get the support and professional development you need to advance your career.

 

What are some common OT assessments used in school systems?

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2)
The Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities (WRVMA)
Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency
The Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (TVPS)
The Test of Visual-Motor Skills (TVMS)
The Berry-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI)
The Sensory Profile School Companion
The Sensory Processing Measure
The Print Tool
The Test of Handwriting Skills-Revised
School Functional Assessment (SFA)

What types of diagnoses will I be working with?

Autism/Children on the Spectrum
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
ADD/ADHD
Genetic Disorders
Orthopedic issues
Cognitive impairments
Traumatic Brain Injury
Intellectual Disabilities

Will I be doing push in or pull out therapy?

You will likely be doing both push in (into the classroom) and pull out (into your therapy room) therapy.  You may also be asked to lead some small groups.

Will there be other therapists at my school?

There may or may not be another OT assigned to your school.  There will likely be a PT that serves your school(s). In most cases, there will be an SLP, who can be a very helpful
resource in addition to the special education teachers and staff.

 
 

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