Online occupational therapy (OT) is delivered using the PresenceLearning platform in much the same way as online speech therapy. But there are some important differences: occupational therapy is focused around exercises and activities designed to improve:
- Fine motor skills
- Reading and writing skills
- Sensory processing
- Other motor and integration skills that enable students to access the educational curriculum.
Given this focus, PresenceLearning delivers online occupational therapy using a combination of a licensed therapist (via web-based videoconferencing) and a paraprofessional that is trained and available on site at the school.
Many of the benefits of online occupational therapy mirror those seen with online speech therapy:
Flexible Access to Licensed Occupational Therapists
With PresenceLearning schools are no longer limited to locally-based occupational therapists, but can draw from our large nationwide network of highly qualified, certified therapists, available whenever they are needed. Schools also get better access to specialists and culturally and linguistically diverse occupational therapists.
Site-based Delivery in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Eliminates the cost, hassle, and missed class time of pulling kids out of class and transporting them to an offsite location for the delivery of occupational therapy (OT). Instead online OT can be delivered right at the school site, using any room equipped with a computer and an internet connection.
Happier Kids and Parents
Having grown up with digital technology, kids love the live video interactions and online games and activities. Better outcomes, happier kids, and improved reporting and communications, in turn, lead to very high parent satisfaction levels.
Better Scheduling, Tracking, Reporting, and Auditing
Our integrated set of tools streamlines these essential functions.
Extremely Easy to Set Up and Use
All that’s required is a computer with an Internet connection, a webcam, and an audio headset (we provide the webcam and headset for free if needed). We walk you through the simple steps needed to get everything working.