Valerie Bautista

    Occupational Therapist

    Phone: 206-780-2061
    Email: vbautista@bisd303.org
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    What is Occupational Therapy?

    Occupational Therapy (OT) is a related service in the school district that is provided to students within the special education program. Occupational Therapists are trained in the use of therapeutic activities to help individuals who have difficulty engaging and participating in desired life activities or "occupations". For children in school, these occupations may be drawing, writing, arts and crafts, recess, PE, social skills and playtime.

    When a child qualifies for Occupational Therapy in the school, the focus of the program is often to improve one or more of the following areas; fine and/or gross motor skills, learning difficulties that are influenced by poor motor coordination and sensorymotor difficulties that effect the students ability to focus or get organized to perform school work. School OT's design a special program of activities designed to meet the individual needs of the student receiving services. The OT services may include direct and/or indirect services with the student, consultation with the teaching staff who work with the student and training with the staff regarding classroom adaptations that may benefit specific students.