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Benefits of Working with Children as a School-Based OT

by Howard Gerber on March 11, 2016

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school_occupational_therapy_jobIf you have worked as an occupational therapist in a hospital or rehabilitation center, you know how fulfilling the job can be. But switching gears and working in a school setting can bring additional rewards and benefits.

Occupational therapists are needed in public and private schools to work with children from kindergarten through high school and up to age 21. Therapists may also find employment in early intervention programs working with preschool age children.

School-based occupational therapists focus on addressing educational needs to promote students participation and performance in school. This may involve focusing on sensory and functional needs, as well as social skills. If you’re considering working as a school based occupational therapist, consider some following benefits. [continue reading…]