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APRIL MARKS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

April 13, 2021 

Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapists in the Granbury ISD special education department during Occupational Therapy Month in April 2021. 

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, school-based occupational therapy practitioners are occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) who use meaningful activities (occupations) to help children and youth participate in what they need and/or want to do in order to promote physical and mental health and well-being. 

Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial and sensory components of performance. In schools, occupational therapy practitioners focus on academics, play and leisure, social participation, self-care skills (ADLs or Activities of Daily Living), and transition/work skills. Occupational therapy’s expertise includes activity and environmental analysis and modification with a goal of reducing the barriers to participation. 

OTs serving GISD students are: 

  • Pam Eudaley – Acton Elementary School, Acton Middle School, Baccus Elementary School, Oak Woods School
  • Sandie Sermarini – Granbury Middle School and STEAM Academy at Mambrino
  • Rhonda Kelley – Brawner Elementary School, Granbury High School, Roberson Early Learning Academy, STEAM Academy at Mambrino