Occupational therapy services provided by Heartland AEA occupational therapists assist students from birth to 21 years of age to develop, improve and/or maintain functional independence in the least restrictive educational setting. Heartland AEA’s occupational therapy staff provide problem-solving, direct service and consultative services depending upon individual students’ needs.
Occupational therapy services may include:
- Identification, assessment and intervention
- Adaptation of the educational environment
- Prevention or minimization of the impact of initial or future impairment, delay in development or loss of functional ability
- Services from birth to age 3 and 3 to 21
- Occupational Therapy in schools
- Problem-solving support
- Educational vs. Medical Occupational Therapy Services
If you are a parent who has concerns that your child is exhibiting signs of delayed fine motor development, visit our Getting Started with Special Education page for guidance on next steps.
For more information or questions, contact the Heartland AEA regional office that serves your school district.