The aim of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to help children achieve their full potential in their childhood occupations. Children’s occupations include engaging in school activities, playing, having fun and developing their independence with self-care skills (feeding & dressing themselves etc.). OTs use a variety of fun and stimulating activities to develop these skills. OTs work closely with education and other health professionals.
OT is provided within our school setting through the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and takes place in a well-equipped, bright and welcoming OT room. We are fortunate to have two OTs, Cathy Mannus and Anya Charles, who are well-known figures in the school community and are extremely popular with all the children.
You can see some of their work in the gallery below.
Some of the Occupational Therapists based in Harberton and children from the school have been involved in making a fantastic video that explains the important role occupational therapy can play in children's lives.
Just click on the link to find out more! http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/3088.htm