Occupational therapy services are available to students whose
physical limitations require
therapeutic assistance and/or rehabilitation
procedures to support
educationally related needs. The objective
is for the student to be
functional within the educational program.
Poor handwriting skills alone is not a
valid reason for an OT referral.
Observations of additional fine motor
difficulties in performing other classroom
tasks which may impact upon handwriting may
then warrant an OT referral.
Students who should not be referred
to Occupational Therapy are:
- Students whose primary limitation is
- Students who are functioning at their
cognitive level with fine motor tasks.
- Students who can copy legibly from a