Learners from Gr.1 - 12 receive occupational therapy.
The purpose and operates modus of occupational therapy in the different age groups can be divided as follows:
| Gr. 1- 5:
The following skills are evaluated by the Occupational Therapists as they are important in order for scholastic skills to be mastered:
visual motor integration
gross and fine motor skills
New learners are evaluated on admittance and thereafter every two years to assess their progress.
Occupational therapy takes place in groups. A variety of mediums and activities are used by the Occupational Therapists to meet the aims of treatment, e.g. creative activities, educational games, music and gross motor apparatus.
Home programs are provided as needed.
The learners are treated in a multi-disciplinary team.
Team meetings are held to discuss the learners progress.
| Gr. 6 - 11
Occupational therapy takes place in groups.
Life skills, e.g. assertiveness training, stress management and self-esteem.
Sexuality, e.g. relationships, rape and sexual harassment, and
| Gr. 12
Occupational therapy takes place on referral basis. The following aspects are addressed:
Study methods, pre-vocational skills, e.g. interviewing skills, job seeking skills etc.
Individual counselling is provided on an as need basis.
• According to the learners age and grade.
• The following are primarily assessed:
• It is the ability to understand, interpret and recall auditory information.
• Language comprehension
• Language expression
• Written language
• The correct pronunciation of sounds and words during speech.
• Fluency (stuttering)
• A temporary hearing loss (needs medical treatment).
• A permanent hearing loss (needs hearing aids).
• For identified problems
• For priority cases
• For a trial period
• In a group situation
• Home programs are provided
• Parental guidance
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
" Learners with BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS cannot be admitted to our school as our learners suffer from
attention deficit hyperactive disorder and epilepsy.
" Learners with Epilepsy
" Learners with epilepsy and learning disorders.
" Learners whose scholastic achievement is impaired due to fits.
" Slow learners who have difficulty with reading, writing and arithmetic.
Specific Learning Disabled Learners/ ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactive disorder)
" Learners must have learning barriers regarding language, reading, writing, spelling and arithmetic.
" Learning barriers should be a result of a specific learning problem.
" Learners should have an average or above average intelligence potential.
" Soft neurological signs and/or EEG abnormalities should be present.
The Psychologist manages:
• Admissions Erica Putter Elmarie Botha Verhage
• Placements PSYCHOLOGIST
Multi-disciplinary meetings are held with the learners best interest in mind. The team includes the following:
• Medical sisters
• Speech & Occupational therapists
There is regular contact with
" Department of Education
" A child welfare and child
" 0ther schools
Services rendered include
" Parent interviews
" Parental guidance
If intensive long term therapy is required, the learners are referred.
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