Our Occupational Therapy

At Milestones, our occupational therapists engage in a variety of therapeutic activities with the students. Our day is structured with many different roles, such as running groups focused on functional skills needed for student success and pushing into classrooms and non-academic times to support generalization of skills. We also collaborate with our speech and language pathologists, psychologists, and transition specialists to provide community-based instruction groups. Areas of focus for both group and individual services include Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), community traveling and participation, fine and gross motor skill development, endurance, sensory processing and regulation, attention, organizational skills, and technology support. Outside of the classroom, the OTs utilize a student kitchen and laundry area to teach functional skills. Finally, Milestones offers two large sensory rooms where students learn to embed the use of sensory breaks for optimal regulation throughout the day.